Lydd sex beast Royce Mackett jailed for disgusting abuse on girl
by Alex Claridge
A sex fiend who subjected a girl to disgusting abuse is
today starting a 14-year prison sentence.
Royce Mackett, of The Green, in Lydd, had sex with the girl
and forced her into a bathtub where he urinated over her.
The 53-year-old had denied the charges against him, but was
found guilty of two indecent assaults and having sex with a girl
under the age of 13.
Canterbury Crown Court heard Mackett (pictured right)
abused the girl 19 years ago.
Judge Adele Williams told him he had been convicted on
"clear and compelling evidence of sexual offences" against his
victim, who cannot be named.
"You have absolutely no insight into your behaviour," Judge
Williams said. "You have shown no remorse or have any regard for
"I have no doubt that you pose a risk to the public in the
Mackett twice assaulted the girl. On one occasion he forced her
to perform a sex act on him and on another he had sex with her and
urinated on her after he told her to get into the bathtub.
Mackett looked away from Judge Williams and shook his head as
she addressed him.
Royce Mackett was jailed
at Canterbury Crown Court
The court heard his criminal past dates back to 1975. His
previous convictions include vehicle crime, dishonesty, battery,
public order offences and the racially aggravated harassment of a
police officer in Wales.
Mackett was also made subject of a sexual offences prevention
order for the rest of his life.
DCI Andrew Pritchard, from Kent Police, said: "I would
like to pay tribute to the bravery and determination of the victim,
firstly in coming forward to talk about the horrific abuse she had
suffered as a child and also for the courage with which she has
faced a trial lasting four weeks.
"Our officers are trained to investigate cases such as these
which can be complex and difficult due to the period of time that
has elapsed between the offences being committed and being reported
to the police.
"But however long that period, we will fully investigate any
reports of abuse as well as support a victim through a very
difficult period in her or his life."
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