February 2015

Paedophile jailed for grooming and sexually abusing an 8 year old boy

Ian Kidd

A sex offender, who abused a young boy after grooming him by taking him on fishing trips, has been jailed for 11 years and placed on the sex offender’s register for life.

Ian Kidd, 50, carried out the abuse in 1980s and started when the victim was only eight.

Norwich Crown Court heard that it was only recently the victim found the courage to come forward and report the offences, which were described as having a “devastating effect” and making the victim feel as if he had “lost his childhood.”

The court heard that Kidd already had previous convictions for sex offences.

Kidd, of West Pottergate, Norwich, admitted four indecent assaults

Jailing him, Judge Katharine Moore said that Kidd had groomed his victim by befriending him and taking him on fishing trips.

She said Kidd’s actions had greatly effected the victim: “The effect on him has been devastating. His whole life has been effected adversely.”

She said that Kidd presented a risk to children and also made him subject to a sexual offences prevention order under which he must not have unsupervised contact with anyone under 16.

Jude Durr, for Kidd, said that he deserved credit for his guilty plea and said he had not re-offended since 2002.