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Ipswich: Child rapist faces prison after guilty verdict on 10 charges

10:54 25 February 2013

Leo Gordon

Leo Gordon


A 34-YEAR-old man is today facing a lengthy prison term after being convicted of eight child sex offences including six rapes.


A jury at Norwich Crown Court found Leo Gordon, of Morland Road, Ipswich, guilty of 10 charges in total.

The verdicts came after a trial lasting two weeks.

Gordon was found guilty of a total of six offences of rape relating to a female child.

He was also convicted of two sex assaults on a girl.

In addition, the jury returned further guilty verdicts relating to two offences of assault on a child. One of these offences occurred in 2008, the other in 2009.

Gordon was remanded in custody following the end of his trial.

His sentencing was adjourned for around two months.

It is scheduled to take place sometime in, or after, the week commencing April 8.

Gordon was arrested on February 16 last year following a complaint being made to police.

He was taken to the police investigation centre at Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham headquarters for questioning.

Gordon was subsequently released on bail pending further inquiries by detectives.

Eleven days after his arrest he was originally charged with three offences of raping a girl, and another of assaulting a girl by penetration.

Subsequently additional charges were laid against Gordon.

All the offences are understood to have happened in Ipswich.

Gordon’s first court appearance was before South East Suffolk Magistrates in Ipswich on December 13.

Due to the seriousness of the offences the case was subsequently committed to crown court, before being transferred to Norwich.



  • Or better still, cut his nuts off.

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    PC Plod

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • What's called for here is a really, really long sentence.

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    PC Plod

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • pc plod , if he gets a long sentence he will do half or less , why not give him double and then he has to do a very long time

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    Lee mundy

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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