YOU WON’T be seeing Sydney Mimer, 69, around Oban Street E14 any longer. This week he was sentenced to 18 years and two months in prison for multiple offences against a young girl, committed around a decade ago but which have only just come to light.
The offences took place over a couple of years around 2006. Mimer committed some of the offences at an address in Poplar and others in a vehicle which he owned. It was ten years later, in March last year, that the victim, now in her late teens, had the courage to tell her mother what Mimer had done to her.
Mimer was then arrested by police officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 1st April. He refused to answer any of the questions the officers asked, but the police eventually charged him with several offences in December last year.
Mimer appeared at Snaresbrook on 21st June. As the trial progressed, he pleaded guilty to five offences against a girl who was aged between seven and nine years of age at the time of the various assaults. As a result of the guilty plea, the jury was directed to find Mimer guilty of two counts of rape of a child under 13, one count of sexual activity with a child under 13 and two counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity. One further count of sexual activity with a child under 13 was not proceeded with. He appeared at Snaresbrook on 24th July for sentencing.
Detective Constable Neil Golding, said: “Mimer is a predatory paedophile who carried out a sustained campaign of sexual abuse against a young girl. The calculated manner in which he carried out this abuse indicates he may have carried out other offences and I would appeal to anyone who has been targeted by Sydney Mimer to come forward and speak to the police. His actions have had a devastating impact on the girl’s life and I can only hope that seeing him jailed for a significant period of time can give her some form of closure and allow her to move on with her life.”
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