March 2008

Pervert jailed for child sex offences

An evil pervert is today behind bars after admitting a string of sickening sex attacks on a child.

Twisted Ipswich man Dean Polley pleaded guilty to three counts of raping a child under 13-year-old and also admitted a further charge of causing a minor to watch a sexual act.

The 32-year-old, of Hossack Road in the Gainsborough estate, was jailed by a judge at Norwich Crown Court for a minimum of four years.

And he was told he would not be considered for release until he was no longer deemed a danger to the public.

Polley was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and was told he could never work with children.

His shocking crimes began in May 2004 and only came to an end when detectives at Suffolk police were alerted in August 2007.

The former labourer was arrested and brought before magistrates in Ipswich on August 18 last year.

He pleaded guilty to the charges on February 15 and was sentenced earlier this month.

During the hearing, the judge told Polley it was one of the worst cases of its kind he had dealt with.

A Gainsborough resident today described Polley as “a bit strange”, but admitted they had been appalled when the murky details of his offending emerged.

The resident said: “Everyone is shocked. No one thought he was capable of this. It’s disgusting.”