UPDATE: Russell Johnson was released in 2015

May 2011

Harlow Man Jailed For Sex Offences


A man from Harlow has been jailed for seven years for sex offences on a young girl.

43-year-old Russell Johnson of Ladyshot, was sentenced to seven years at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.

He was found guilty of five indecent assaults on a girl under 14, two counts of procuring/wilfully abandoning a girl under 14 and five counts of gross indecency on a girl under 14.

Essex Police were contacted in March 2009 following reports that a young girl had been sexually assaulted several times during previous years.

Johnson was told he must register as sex offender for a period of 15-years