Court Result

Suffolk man admits 11 child sex offences

A Suffolk man has pleaded guilty to 11 child sexual offences following an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) and Suffolk Constabulary.

On Thursday (6/2), Lee Griffin, aged 39, of Raglan Street, Lowestoft, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and pleaded guilty to: 

  • Four counts of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity
  • Two counts of attempting to cause a child to watch/look at an image of sexuality activity
  • Four counts of making incident photographs of children
  • One count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

Griffin was arrested in Slough, Berkshire, on 4 October 2019 by police officers from SEROCU, following a proactive, intelligence-led investigation into sexual offences with children.

He had interacted with a 13-year-old girl, sending a series of indecent images of himself and attempting to get her to commit sexual acts on herself. During the conversations he discussed meeting the child for the purpose of sex.

At the time of his arrest Griffin was on crown court bail for offences in Ipswich, which were committed in 2017 and involved two young children. When he was arrested he was also found to be in possession of a number of indecent images of children.

He was charged and remanded following his arrest, and pleaded guilty to all offences.

This investigation forms part of our continued priority to protect children from sexual exploitation from those who seek to do them harm.

If anyone has been a victim of child sexual abuse, I would urge you to report it to your local police force via 101. We will always follow up allegations of abuse, no matter when they occurred. Victims can talk in confidence to experienced Investigators and we can also help them get access to a range of other support services.

Detective Inspector Phil Attwood

Griffin was remanded into custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on 30 March for sentencing.