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Jailed after indecent assault on child

PUBLISHED: 11:37 30 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 05 July 2010

A 75-year-old convicted sex offender who showed adult porn movies to a child and then indecently assaulted her was yesterday jailed for four years.

Raymond Chapman who had previously been jailed for sex assaults on a young girl back in 1978 was also banned from ever working with children and placed on the sex offenders' register for life.

A 75-year-old convicted sex offender who showed adult porn movies to a child and then indecently assaulted her was yesterday jailed for four years.

Raymond Chapman who had previously been jailed for sex assaults on a young girl back in 1978 was also banned from ever working with children and placed on the sex offenders' register for life.

He was also ordered to be on extended licence on his release from prison and made subject to a sexual offences prevention order under which he must not have unsupervised contact with children under 16.

Chapman, of London Road, Lowestoft, admitted indecently assaulting the girl who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Norwich Crown Court heard the offences dated back around eight years ago and started when the girl was just six but only recently came to light when the girl made a complaint.

Jo Ely, prosecuting, said Chapman showed the girl adult porn movies and also groomed her giving her presents before indecently assaulting her.

Jailing him Judge Simon Barham told Chapman: “You groomed the victim by giving her presents and getting her to watch adult porn.”

Jonathan Morgans, mitigating, said: “He knows how serious these offences are to be viewed. He completed accepts responsibility for his actions.”

He said that he was ashamed of what he had done.

Mr Morgans said when Chapman offended back in 1978 there was not the programmes in place to help sex offenders but despite that there had been a significant gap in his re-offending.

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