WISBECH: Jury finds electrician- formerly from Horsham- guilty on all 19 indecency charges

PUBLISHED: 13:36 11 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:35 02 June 2010

A FORMER Sussex man- now living in Wisbech - was found guilty on all 19 counts of indecent assault and taking indecent photographs, by a jury at Lewes Crown Court on Friday. Guy Longhurst, 44, formerly of Bethune Road, Horsham, but now of Wisbech, was a c

A FORMER Sussex man- now living in Wisbech - was found guilty on all 19 counts of indecent assault and taking indecent photographs, by a jury at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.

Guy Longhurst, 44, formerly of Bethune Road, Horsham, but now of Wisbech, was a cadet leader at the College of Richard Collyer, in Hurst Road, Horsham.

He created a 'secret room' at the college for a girl, who was 16 at the time, but who was not a student.

The girl is now an adult woman who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The jury found Longhurst, an electrician, guilty on 16 charges of indecent assault against two girls under the age of 16 and three of taking indecent photographs.

He was held to Wisbech and existing bail restrictions were maintained.

Longshurst is due to be sentenced on September 8.

DC Nathalie Bundy, who led the investigation, said: "The offences came to light as a result of a victim, who is now in her 20s, coming forward to speak to police. Detectives subsequently began an investigation which lasted many months.

"Sussex Police has great admiration and respect for the victims who came forward to give evidence in this case; they demonstrated a level of personal courage. This case shows it is never too late for victims of historical abuse to come forward and seek justice.

"There is an impact of a case such as this, not only on those who have been abused, but for all who are touched by the betrayal of trust.


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