Basildon man jailed for child sex offences

Mick Ferris

A Basildon man has been jailed after pleading guilty to multiple historic sexual offences against a child.

Emlyn Hann, 31 of Goldings Crescent, appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday, March 16, where he was sentenced to four years in prison. He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and an indefinite Sexual Notification Order.

Guilty: Emlyn Hann

Essex Police were approached by a brave victim in October 2020, who disclosed they had been subjected to multiple sexual assaults when they were a child.

Hann was identified as the main suspect and after an investigation by the Child Abuse Investigation Team, was charged with one count of sexual assault of a child, two counts of rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 years.

In November last year, he pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Detective Constable Louise Poole from Essex Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Team said: “I would like to thank the victim for having the courage to come forward and put their trust in Essex Police in helping them receive the justice they deserve.

“The defendant took many aspects of their childhood because of the abuse they suffered. I urge anyone who is in fear about speaking out, to confide in someone you can trust.

“You will be supported and we will help you. Children have the right to know that they will be kept safe, no matter how much power and control their abuser might have over them. I just hope that this sentence will provide the victim and their family some form of closure”.

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Mick Ferris

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