November 2019

Pervert sentenced

A man has been sentenced to prison for sexual offences following an investigation by Thames Valley Police.

Stephen Smith, aged 77, of Highfield Way, Hazlemere, was sentenced to a total of two years and five months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempting to cause or incite the sexual exploitation of a child.

Smith was also given a sexual harm prevention order and will be placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

He was convicted and sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday (1/11).

In July 2018, Smith sexually assaulted two boys, one who was aged 16 at the time and another who was aged 17 by touching them inappropriately.

He also offered the 16-year-old boy payment in return for sexual favours and told him not to tell his parents about this.

These offences occurred in Hughenden Valley and Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.

In May 2019, Smith sexually assaulted another 17-year-old boy by touching him inappropriately. This offence occurred in Thame, Oxfordshire.

He was charged with the offences in January and May this year.