July 2019

Paedophile sentenced to 14-years

A man is starting a 14-year prison sentence for offences against two young girls which occurred in Brighton, Newhaven and Lancing.

Jonathan Pelling, 39, of Glynde Road, Brighton was sentenced at Hove Crown Court last week having been convicted of a total of five offences against the victims, who were known to him.

He committed three offences of sexual assault in Brighton, and one of child neglect in Newhaven, against a girl then aged between eight and 11, between 2012 and 2014.

He also sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in Lancing in 2011.

Pelling will be a registered sex offender for life.