July 2021

Hastings man given 16-year sentence for sex offences against girl

A Hastings man has been given a prison sentence totalling 16 years after being convicted of sexual offences against a young girl over four years.

Mark Greenfield, 47, an electrical contractor, now of Elphinstone Road, Hastings, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday 9 July.

He had been convicted at the same court on 15 April after an eight-day trial, of five counts of rape and one of indecent assault against the girl, then aged between 11 and 15, between 1998 and 2003.

He will also be a registered sex offender indefinitely and was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to last for 16 years, severely restricting his access to children.