July 2023

Man jailed for sexual offences committed more than 20 years ago

A man has been jailed after admitting a string of sexual offences 

Lawrence Guy Brew – 65 (10.10.57) of St James’ Close, New Malden was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment following a hearing at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday, 5 July.

Brew had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at the same court in January 2023 to the following offences:

  • – two counts of indecent assault on a male under 13;

    – seven counts of indecent assault on a male under 16;

    – three counts of possession of indecent images of children.

One count of paying for the sexual services of a boy [relating to a separate victim] was left to lie on file.

Brew was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register on his release.

An investigation was launched after a man contacted police in December 2018 to report a series of historic sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The offences were committed by Brew who knew the victim’s family.

The abuse took place over a period of years between 1998 and 2003 when the victim was a child.

Officers pieced together available evidence including speaking to people who knew Brew at the time of the offending. Brew was arrested and denied all the allegation.

As part of the investigation, devices were seized from Brew and these were found to contain hundreds of indecent images of children.

Brew was charged and subsequently pleaded guilty to multiple offences at court.