Man convicted of sexually abusing girl in Bedfordshire


On Monday, 20 February 2012, an Arlesey man was convicted of sexually abusing a girl when she was aged 11 and 12.

Stephen Albon, 46, was convicted at St Albans Crown Court by a jury majority of 11 to 1 of carrying out a catalogue of offences against the girl in a central Bedfordshire village.

The offences came to light when the girl spoke to a friend at school. She told her mother, who contacted the victim's mother. The police were called and he was arrested on 08 September 2010.

Albon, of Carters Close, Arlesey, denied seven charges: three of rape, two of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual acts, and two of assault by penetration. They happened between 01 December 2009 and 03 September 2010.

He denied anything ever happened.

Judge Michael Baker QC adjourned sentence until 09 April 2012 and granted Albon bail.

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