Man sentenced to 10 years for sex offences
A 45-year-old Gorleston man has on Tuesday 12 April 2016 been jailed for 10 years after admitting sexually assaulting a boy.
Adam John Casey, of Crow Hall Green in the town was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court after previously admitting five sexual offences against a child under the age of 13.
Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) launched an investigation in January 2015 after the alleged abuse was brought to their attention.
Casey was arrested on 23 January 2015 and when initially questioned by officers denied any offences.
He was subsequently charged with two counts of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity and three counts of assaulting a boy under 13 by touching. He was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for the two incitement charges and a total of three years for the three assault charges - to run concurrently.
The offences took place in Norfolk between 2013 and 2014. The victim cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Detective Constable Mark Randall, from the CAIU, said: "This was an awful case which has had a considerable impact on the victim and his family.
"The bravery he has shown in coming forward to police must be commended and I would like to thank him for the courage he has shown.
"We hope such a result will help to reassure victims that we will always investigate any allegations of sexual abuse thoroughly and as a consequence bring offenders to justice.”
Casey was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.