October 2018

Man admits having sexual activity with child under 13


A man who admitted sexual activity with a child has been jailed for four years.

Benjamin Lisgarten, 31, of no fixed address, appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on June 28, to answer two charges of non-penetrative sexual activity with a child under 13.

The case was referred to Basildon Crown Court, and on July 26 he admitted two counts of sexual activity with a child.

On Monday October 24 he was given a custodial sentence sentence of four years and will be on the sex offenders register for life.

He will also be subject to an indefinite restraining order.

The abuse happened on two occasions between April and October 2007 in Grays when Lisgarten was aged 20