Convicted rapist found guilty of sex offences against young girl
An already convicted rapist has now been found guilty of the sexual abuse of a young girl.
At the hearing on 18th November 2015 at Basildon crown court, Steven Norris pleaded guilty to the following charges:
Indecent assault on a child aged under 13-years-old
2x Indecency with a child aged under 13-years-old
The court heard that the victim was six-years-old when Norris started to sexually abuse her.
The abuse continued for three years, until the victim managed to find the strength to report it to her mother, who in turn, went straight to the police.
However, the CPS decided in 2005 that, due to a lack of evidence combined with Norris’ denials, the case would not be heard in court.
This year, the victim was given the opportunity to report the abuse again, as she had now reached an adult age, which culminated in the new conviction.
Steven Norris pleaded not guilty to the following offences to which the judge has accepted and ordered that these will lie on file:
2x Indecent assault
Assault a child under 13 by penetration
Sexual assault of a child under
Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity