September 2019

Paedophile jailed following string of disgusting crimes against children, including rape and sexual assault

A paedophile from Basildon has been jailed following a string of disgusting crimes against children, including rape and sexual assault.

Steven Thomas, 51, of no fixed address, was sentenced to nineteen and a half years in prison yesterday (Friday, September 20) at Basildon Crown Court.

Thomas was jailed for nine counts of sexual assault, multiple incidents of rape, taking indecent pictures of children and failing to comply with conditions of being on the sex offence register.

As well as his lengthy jail sentence, Thomas will also be on the sex offenders register for life and he has been given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prohibits him from having any contact with children under the age of 18.

The crimes happened between 2013 and 2019 and Thompson was arrested this summer.

He pleaded guilty to the offences on Friday, September 6.