November 2015

Man who legally changed his name to “Lord” jailed for sexually abusing three girls

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A MAN who legally changed his name to “Lord” has been jailed for sexually abusing three girls under 12 in Banbury.

Lord Stephen Kovacs was convicted of 17 offences against three girls, aged five, six and 11, which date back to the 1970s and 1980s in Banbury.

The 57-year-old, who now lives in Nuthatch Close, Poole, denied all the offences including indecent assaults, gross indecency, attempted indecent assault and rape, but was convicted by a unanimous jury at Oxford Crown Court

He was sentenced to 16 years in prison the next day.

Investigating officer Det Con Kelly Gilbert, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Banbury police station, said: “The three victims in this case have had to live with the memories of abuse for more than 40 years.

“They have shown considerable bravery in coming forward and thankfully this evil man is now behind bars where he belongs.

“I hope that this will enable the three victims to find some closure and be able to move on with their lives.”