Sex offender who lured in girls with horse rides jailed 30 years on

Sex offender who lured in girls with horse rides jailed 30 years on

Sex offender who lured in girls with horse rides jailed 30 years on

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A man who lured two teenage girls into sexual relationships with him after letting them ride his horses has been jailed almost 30 years later.

Ronald Coggins allowed the two girls to ride his horses at Waterhall and at local Brighton stables as the beginning of grooming that led to full sexual relationships in the late 1980s.

In sentencing him to six and a half years in prison, Judge Richard Hayward said that the 72 year-old from Downs Way in Woodingdean had committed “an appalling breach of trust” on the girls who were 14 and 15 at the time.

Following a trial lasting just over two weeks, Coggins was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault on two females between August 1986 and June 1988.

On Monday, he was jailed and placed on the sex offenders' register and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order.

Detective Constable Tracey Dixon said: "I would like to thank the victims for their help and bravery in bringing these terrible offences to justice, having lived with them for nearly 30 years.

“After all this time, it is a great weight off their shoulders.

“They are very pleased with the result and now feel that they can move on with their lives.”

Victims of sexual abuse can email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 at any time.

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8:02am Thu 4 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

39years on...what is the point?
39years on...what is the point? Valentinian
  • Score: -15

10:26am Thu 4 Sep 14

DaRMiH says...

Valentinian wrote:
39years on...what is the point?
The point is, surely, justice.
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: 39years on...what is the point?[/p][/quote]The point is, surely, justice. DaRMiH
  • Score: 3

3:25pm Thu 4 Sep 14

footsolider says...

Dirty child rapist and pedophile. Should be 20 years and castrated with a meat clever.
Dirty child rapist and pedophile. Should be 20 years and castrated with a meat clever. footsolider
  • Score: 5

5:31pm Thu 4 Sep 14

kmann says...

He use to be our window cleaner
He use to be our window cleaner kmann
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Rottweiler5695 says...

The point is that no matter how long ago why should he be allowed to get away with the appalling crime that he committed . The victims already have a life sentence and in justice being finally served can begin to have some sort of closure on it , even though the pain will never go away . I personally know one of the victims and the effect that this has had , i am also a victim myself so am very much aware of the damage that is done and how it affects your daily life . I am glad that he has finally been outed for the nasty person that he is , and hope he gets payback on daily basis during his stay in prison .
This could of been your daughter it happened to then, or even now as this still goes on all around us . Anything that makes people more aware of reality is a good thing .
The point is that no matter how long ago why should he be allowed to get away with the appalling crime that he committed . The victims already have a life sentence and in justice being finally served can begin to have some sort of closure on it , even though the pain will never go away . I personally know one of the victims and the effect that this has had , i am also a victim myself so am very much aware of the damage that is done and how it affects your daily life . I am glad that he has finally been outed for the nasty person that he is , and hope he gets payback on daily basis during his stay in prison . This could of been your daughter it happened to then, or even now as this still goes on all around us . Anything that makes people more aware of reality is a good thing . Rottweiler5695
  • Score: 4

6:25pm Thu 4 Sep 14

kmann says...

Valentinian wrote:
39years on...what is the point?
OMG it doesn't matter how long ago it was ......those poor girls have had to live with it .he done wrong and needed to be punished .....people like u make me sick
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: 39years on...what is the point?[/p][/quote]OMG it doesn't matter how long ago it was ......those poor girls have had to live with it .he done wrong and needed to be punished .....people like u make me sick kmann
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Thu 4 Sep 14

jackthekipper says...

i remember him , awell known face around woodingdean
i remember him , awell known face around woodingdean jackthekipper
  • Score: 1

10:08pm Sat 6 Sep 14

horseowner says...

Valentinian wrote:
39years on...what is the point?
Omg how can you say that its disgusting you would think that them poor girls.. I'm so shocked and felt sick to my stomach when I heard about this man I used to keep my pony at his stables and he used to walk me around on her. He asked my mum if I could go to new forest to collect some new ponies luckly I was too young in my mums eyes and now I am so gratful to her for not letting me I hate to think of what might of happened and I'm so sorry for the girls that wasn't as lucky ..
[quote][p][bold]Valentinian[/bold] wrote: 39years on...what is the point?[/p][/quote]Omg how can you say that its disgusting you would think that them poor girls.. I'm so shocked and felt sick to my stomach when I heard about this man I used to keep my pony at his stables and he used to walk me around on her. He asked my mum if I could go to new forest to collect some new ponies luckly I was too young in my mums eyes and now I am so gratful to her for not letting me I hate to think of what might of happened and I'm so sorry for the girls that wasn't as lucky .. horseowner
  • Score: 3

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