July 2019

Pervert that abused girl is jailed

A pervert who engaged in sexual activity with a child has been jailed for more than four years.

Terry Snowling 30, of Magnolia Drive, Colchester abused the girl who was just 14, a court heard.

Over two months his behaviour towards her escalated from touching under her clothing to sexual activity.

Snowling told her not to tell anyone because no-one would believe her.

When he was confronted about his behaviour, Snowling replied: “I know, I’m an idiot.”

The incidents happened in the Colchester area and Snowling, 29, handed himself in at the town’s police station when it became clear the victim had spoken out.

He admitted seven counts of being aged over 18 and engaging in sexual activity with a child aged between 13 and 15.

Snowling appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for sentence on Friday and was jailed for four years and eight months.