54-year-old guilty of multiple child sexual offences in Wootton

Luton Crown Court
Luton Crown Court

A man has been found guilty of multiple child sexual offences that took place over a six-year period while he was living in Wootton just outside Bedford.

Kevin Langford, 54, of no fixed address, was found guilty of 29 different child sexual offences appeared at Luton Crown Court today (31 May).

He had already pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child at an earlier court appearance.

He will now be sentenced in July, on a date yet to be decided.

At the trial, details of Langford’s perverse crimes over six years where revealed to the jury.

They were told how he regularly sexually assaulted his female victim and forced them to take part in sexual activity with him.

He made her pose for provocative photos. He then uploaded these photos to an adult website claiming that she was over 18.

The suffering he caused his victim didn’t end there. He also arranged for other men to have sex with her, meeting them at hotels so they could also abuse her.

He once event took her abroad to meet someone who wanted to have sex with his victim

Police launched an investigation in April 2017 after the victim bravely came forward and told them about the abuse she had endured.

Langford was later arrested and charged with 30 child sexual offences, including the assault and rape of a child under 13.

He was also charged with possessing and distributing indecent images of children, causing/inciting a child into prostitution/pornography and trafficking a person out of the UK for sexual exploitation.

Detective Constable Jenny Bryce from the Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse investigation team, said: “Although Langford admitted to three counts of sexual activity with a child, I am glad that he was found guilty of the remaining charges.

“No one can comprehend the horrendous abuse that Langford’s victim endured. I would like to praise her for having the courage to come forward and disclose everything that she had been through.

“Child sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes and it will never be tolerated in our county. We are committed to tackling these sickening individuals and ensuring that they are made to pay for their actions.”

To report child sexual abuse, you can contact police on 101 or via their online reporting tool.

The NSPCC website has lots of advice and what to do if you are worried about a child being sexually abused.

Children can also call Childline for free, at any time of day or night, 365 days a year on 0800 1111. Or you can speak to someone on line at their counsellor chat room.

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