September 2023

Man jailed for sexual offences in Bexhill

A man who sexually assaulted and took over 100 indecent images of a child is starting a five-year prison sentence.

William Reid, 35, of Dorset Road, Bexhill, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday, 2 August after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual assault by touching and digital penetration, and six counts of making indecent images of a child in 2021.

His victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was a girl who was known to him.

Reid will be a registered sex offender for life and was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) which restricts his access to females under the age of 18 and limits his use and accessibility to digital devices and systems, for life.