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Gosport man jailed for historical sexual offences

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced that a serial sex offender from Gosport has been formally sentenced to a total of nine years imprisonment for multiple historical child sex offences dating back to four decades; the sixty-five year old man being found guilty on five individual counts of “indecent assault” towards a girl aged under fourteen years.

Shaun Anthony Hewer, from Bury Road, appeared at a ‘hearing’ held last Tuesday (December 5) and is serving at least nine years under the terms of this sentence; whilst he will face an extra twelve months on ‘licence’ after his release. He will also not be eligible for ‘parole’ or release until he has served two thirds of this nine year sentence, due in late 2029.

This sentence relates to offences committed at an address located in Gosport between 1978 and 1989 when the victim was aged between four and sixteen years old. The victim has been praised for her “bravery” through the legal progress by Police Staff Investigator Nikki Ginn, who works within the specialist Fareham & Gosport District Investigations Team.

Full quotes from the investigation team can be read here, with police looking to outline information to anybody who has experienced abuse in childhood or is concerned about a child. They can either contact the confidential NSPCC helpline confidentially by calling 0808 500 5000 or via email on, whilst children can further contact Childline on 0800 1111. Readers can see a page on the Hampshire Constabulary website for links to local support services here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

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