Man sentenced for historic sexual abuse

Yesterday, [Thursday 5 January], 56 year old Ricky Derek Knight was sentenced to 13 years in prison following a Royal Court guilty verdict in October 2022.

The offences took place over a prolonged period of time between 2013 and 2019 and both victims showed an immense amount of courage throughout the investigation whilst being supported by specially trained staff.

Detective Constable Jo Le Maistre said: “No matter how much time has passed offences like these can always be reported to police and we will always strive to bring offenders before the courts. We hope this sentence can offer the victims some closure in this case.”

The police continue to work with partners and support services such as the SARC, JAAR and the Jersey Women’s Refuge, to encourage victims of sexual crime to report such incidents.

The SARC at Dewberry House provides expert independent and confidential support to victims of sexual abuse. The Centre comprises of a team of experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising, supporting and treating anyone who has been raped or sexually assaulted. They can be reached on 01534 888222.


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