Norfolk man jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to 19 historical sex offences against children

PUBLISHED: 13:50 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:11 09 February 2018

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Crown Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


A man has been jailed after admitting a string of sexual offences against children which took place over more than 30 years.

Stephen Cousins, 64, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to a total of 19 offences against three victims, who were all children at the time.

The offences, which happened between 1979 and 2016 included 10 counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 13, six counts of indecency with a child, and three counts of sexual assault of a child under 13.

Cousins, formerly of Neylond Crescent, Hellesdon, was jailed following a hearing at Norwich Crown Court last month.

Following his conviction he has also been put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Police forces have seen a surge in the numbers of people coming forward to report historical sex abuse since the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal erupted in 2012.

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