May 2022

Man jailed for sexual assaults on seven-year-old boy

A man is starting a prison sentence after admitting sexually assaulting a seven-year-old boy on a number of occasions.

Lenny Hawkins, 28, of Henderson Road in Norwich, has been sentenced to two years and two months for sexual activity with a child aged under 13.

Hawkins was arrested on April 8 this year on suspicion of sexual assault after the young boy disclosed that he had touched his private area.

Trained officers spoke to the boy and he disclosed he had been touched a number of times by Hawkins over a period of five to six weeks.

Sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to the offence, Hawkins was also made the subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).