Peacehaven man jailed for seven years for sex offences against two women

Posted On 20 May 2016 at 10:42 am

Peacehaven man has been jailed for seven years after being convicted of sex offences against two women.

Richard Payne, 50, of South Coast Road, Peacehaven, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday (17 May), having been found guilty of three sexual offences.

Richard Payne

Richard Payne

Sussex Police said: “They were two offences of sexual assault against a woman in her twenties in Hassocks between seven and ten years ago and one offence of sexual assault by penetration against another woman in her twenties in Burgess Hill in 2015.”

Detective Constable Nathalie Bundy, of the West Sussex Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: “This was a complex investigation and both victims gave evidence in court.”

Payne will be a registered sex offender for life.

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