Serviceman guilty of teen sex offences

A SUFFOLK serviceman has been found guilty of a string of sexual offences against a teenage girl.

A SUFFOLK serviceman has been found guilty of a string of sexual offences against a teenage girl.

Simon 'Jack' Russell, based at RAF Honington, was convicted of four offences of indecent assault and three offences of sexual activity with a child at Ipswich Crown Court today.

He was also found guilty of one charge of causing a child to watch a sexual film and one count of exposure in relation to a different girl.

The 42-year-old, who had denied all the charges, was cleared of rape and attempted rape.

He had already admitted having eight indecent images of children on his computer.

During police interviews Russell denied having a sexual relationship with the first girl until after her 16th birthday.

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He told officers that she had fancied him and had initiated their sexual relationship.

He denied indecently exposing himself to the other schoolgirl and said she had got hold of the sex video and had watched it herself.

Russell will be sentenced in the week of October 5. He was released on conditional bail.