Southampton man jailed for three years after being found guilty of child sex offences
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A 42-year-old Southampton man has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of child sex offences.
David Richman, of Landguard Road, Southampton, was convicted of four offences against a child under the age of 13.
Following the initial report in 2020, Richman was sentenced this morning at Southampton Crown Court. He has also been placed on the sex offenders register.
Following the sentencing, Police Staff Investigator Christopher Manning, from the Child Abuse Investigation Team, said, “First and foremost, I would like to praise this young victim for the bravery she has shown in ensuring this sexual offender has been brought to justice.
“Her courage also means that this offender is now behind bars and unable to abuse anyone else.
“I hope that this sentence goes some way to helping the victim move forward with her life.
“I also hope this sentence will reassure other victims that they will be listened to when reporting similar incidents to us.
“We encourage others who have suffered this type of abuse to come forward and speak to us.
“We take allegations of this nature extremely seriously and work hard to bring offenders to justice."
Anyone who has any concerns about child abuse should contact us on 101.
We recognise that not everyone has the confidence to speak to police, but there is support services available that can help you if you are a victim of abuse.
Anyone who has experienced abuse in childhood, or is concerned about a child, can contact the NSPCC helpline, confidentially, on 0808 800 5000. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]. Children can contact Childline on 0800 1111.