June 2023

Man jailed for rape and sexual assault of a child

A man who raped and sexually assaulted an eight-year-old child in the 1980s has been jailed.

Devistal Lansiquot, 56, who appeared at Kingston-Upon-Thames Crown Court today, has been sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for raping and sexually assaulting a child over a two-year period in the1980s.

The offender abused a position of trust to sexually abuse the child and forced her into silence with threats to tell her family.

The abuse only stopped in 1985 when the offender was sent to prison in relation to another offence.

At the age of 21, Lansiquot stabbed his friend Fabian Ammann with a flick knife after he had called him a snake. He stabbed him once peircing his heart. He was released from prison in 1992 after servng four years. 

The victim reported these incidents to the police.

The offender denied the offences and maintained his innocence until the first morning of trial when he entered guilty pleas to three counts of rape and four indecent assaults against a child.