April 2023

Paedophile jailed for sex offences against two young girls

A paedophile who sexually assaulted two young girls at his home has been jailed.

Spencer Gorringe, 50, sexually assaulted the youngsters on a number of occasions in 2006 and 2007. They were aged between ten and 13 at the time.

They reported the abuse in 2019 after reading newspaper articles about Gorringe being convicted of making and possessing indecent images of children in 2015.

An investigation was launched and Gorringe was subsequently charged with five counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching, two counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration and one count of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15

Gorringe, of Bear Road, Brighton, was found guilty of all eight offences, relating to both victims, and at Brighton Crown Court on Tuesday, he was jailed for 12 years.