January 2023

‘Cruel and dangerous’ Essex paedophile who ‘cracked jokes in front of jury’ is jailed

An Essex man has been jailed for 27 years today.

Kevin Smith, 57 of Kimpton Close, Ongar appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today where he was sentenced to 27 years in prison after being found guilty of multiple sexual offences against young girls.

He will also serve a further five years on license.

An investigation into Smith began last year when multiple victims came forward to report that they were abused.

During the trial, Smith showed absolutely no remorse, and instead told a number of jokes in front of the jury. 

Smith was arrested, charged and following a two-week trial which concluded yesterday (January 12) he was found guilty of nine counts of rape against a child under 14 and four counts of indecent assault.