Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child

|News, Sexual offences

A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.

Kevin Saitta, 54, was found to have used digital devices to plan and record his crimes against a vulnerable child and the CPS were able to prove that Saitta had perpetrated a relentless campaign of child abuse.

Hendrika Tatam of the CPS said: “Saitta went to great lengths to document the sexual abuse and rape of his victim, over 1,177 images and films were recovered and the sheer volume of abuse is one of the highest I have come across as a specialist prosecutor in the RASSO unit. Saitta’s despicable behaviour subjected his victim to repeated and sustained sexual abuse and oral rape.

“The CPS worked tirelessly alongside officers from Essex Police to build a strong prosecution case and charged him with a total of 19 counts which included rape of a child under 13.

“Having no doubt of the strength of the case brought against him by the CPS, Saitta pleaded guilty to all 19 charges and I hope the sentence of 29 years brings some sense of justice to his victim.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim as without their bravery and determination to share what had happened, a dangerous man could still be seeking opportunities to abuse others.”

Notes to editors

  • Hendrika Tatam is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service in the East of England Area.

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