August 2009

Enders nabs child rapist; JAILED

PAEDOPHILE was exposed after his victim watched a story about sex abuse on BBC soap EastEnders. 

She confided in her mum after seeing scenes in which actor Whitney Dean, 15, suffered at the hands of her stepdad. 

And yesterday married dad of-two Leslie Higgins, 73, was jailed for 12 years. 

The court heard he “ruined the girl’s childhood”. Higgins, of Ashford, Kent, admitted rape, sex assault and sexual activity with a child. 

Judge Andrew Patience told him at Maidstone crown court: “You violated this child.”