Detective pays tribute to victim’s courage after pervert found guilty of sexual activity with a child

Aylesbury Crown Court

Aylesbury Crown Court

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A detective has paid tribute to a young sex crime victim whose ‘courage’ led to the conviction of a 27-year-old man.

After a four day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court, on Thursday Steven Doyle was found unanimously guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Doyle, of no fixed abode, offered to walk with the 14-year-old girl in Aylesbury in May last year.

While they were walking in Buckingham Road, he engaged the girl in sexual activity.

He was arrested on July 12, 2014 and charged with the offences on April 9 this year.

He is due to be sentenced at the same court on August 17.

Investigating officer, Det Con Gemma Robinson of Force CID, said today (Sunday): “This conviction was only possible due to the courage of the victim in the case and the support she has received from her family.

“She has sustained extreme emotional distress due to Doyle’s actions, so I hope Doyle’s conviction will provide her with some sense of justice.

“I thank all the Thames Valley Police officers and staff who worked on this investigation, as well as the Crown Prosecution Service for securing this conviction.”