August 2021

Paedophile sentenced to 10-years

A paedophile from Ryde has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting a string of sexual offences against a child.

Steven Roy Reddin, 58, of Arundel Close in Ryde, abused the child between 1991 and 1994, beginning when the victim was just 9-years-old.

The girl, now an adult, bravely reported the horrific abuse to Police in 2019 and a lengthy investigation followed, resulting in a voluntary interview with Reddin.

Now, two years after the allegations were made, Reddin has been jailedaftre being convicted of:

  • Two counts of rape a girl under 16

  • Gross indecency with a child

  • Incite a girl under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency

  • Two counts of indecent assault on a girl

Appearing at Isle of Wight Crown Court on Monday 24th May, Reddin admitted all 6 offences.

He appeared at the same court where he was handed 10 years in prison, a lifetime restraining order and a 15-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

At an earlier hearing, it was detailed how Steven used clingfilm around his penis during one of the assaults which took place at a common in Ryde.