Hailsham man jailed for child sex offences in Brighton

A man who sexually assaulted three girls in Brighton has now been convicted and has started a prison sentence, following an enquiry by safeguarding detectives.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:30 am
Anthony Calway. Photo by Sussex Police
Anthony Calway. Photo by Sussex Police

Anthony Calway, 49, unemployed, now of Bayham Road, Hailsham, was given a sentence totalling three years and 10 months at Lewes Crown Court on 26 March, after being convicted of sexually assaulting three girls, police confirmed.

He will be a registered sex offender for life and was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, to last until further court order, severely restricting his access to children, according to police.

Detective Constable Elaine Welsh of the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit said Calway had lived in Brighton at the time the offences were committed.

She praised the victims for coming forward.

“They bravely supported our investigation and gave evidence against Calway in court which helped bring him to justice,” she said.

“We will always investigate such reports and ensure that those who make them receive specialist support.

For more information on reporting child sex offences and the support available, visit the Sussex Police website.