June 2022

Ramsgate paedophile Stephen Saville jailed for 25 years

A paedophile who sexually abused three schoolgirls has been jailed for 25 years.

Stephen Saville, 61, formerly of Cliffsend, Ramsgate, committed multiple sexual offences including rape between 2009 and 2017.

He convinced one of the girls they were in a consensual relationship and they were having an affair behind his partner’s back.

When she wanted to date boys her own age, Saville would tell her not to. It was then the girl reported the abuse in 2017.

On other occasions, Saville would shout abuse at his victims if he found them texting boys and he would ply them with alcohol before abusing them.

The abuse was reported by the other two girls in 2018 when they began to understand they were victims of his abuse.

Saville was arrested and later charged with multiple sexual offences including rape and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court, he was found guilty and on Wednesday and jailed for 25 years and ordered to serve an additional one year on licence.