Today, [Friday 16 October 2020], 38 year old Justin James Samson was sentenced to eighteen months, having been found guilty of indecent assault and unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl who was only 15 at the time. He also received a further six month sentence for driving offences, making a total of two years in prison.
The offences took place in 2004 and have had a devastating impact on the victim. She has been supported by specially trained officers and partner agencies, and will receive any further support that is required.
Detective Inspector Christina Maclennan, Head of the Serious Crime Unit, said “The States of Jersey Police has a dedicated Historic Abuse team that investigates all allegations of historic abuse, regardless of when they took place.
“Although these cases are extremely complex, we are committed to investigating such crimes robustly, and where evidence exists we will strive to place offenders before the courts. We remain relentless in pursuit of sex offenders, no matter when the offence occurred and I hope today’s sentencing brings some comfort and closure to the victim.”
The States of Jersey Police have specially trained officers, skilled at working with victims of sexual abuse who can help victims through the often traumatic process of disclosure. The opening of Dewberry House further provides expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse.
Anyone who has concerns about suspected Child Sexual Abuse or Exploitation can contact the MASH on 519000 or the Public Protection Unit at Police Headquarters via 612612. Dewberry House can be contacted on 888222.
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