Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- Reaction score
- HM The Tower of London
Wonder what else he did? It's unlikely he was staying away from kids in all those years and different countries.Music teacher gets 24-year sentence for non-recent child sex offences
A well-known music director is starting a 24-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a girl in Lewes, East Sussex, between 25 and 32 years ago following an investigation by Sussex Police detectives.
Jonathan Smith, 57, also known as Jonathan Grieves-Smith, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Tuesday (19 May) having been convicted in February after a trial of 16 sex offences against the girl, including two rapes, during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The other offences comprised two counts of buggery, ten counts of indecent assault, and two counts of gross indecency with a child.
He will be also be a registered sex offender for life.
Smith, a music conductor and director who had worked across the UK, Europe, the U.S, Australia and New Zealand, had been living at an address in Carlton, Victoria, since 1998. He returned in July 2019 as a result the Sussex Police investigation, after a warrant for his extradition had been issued at Brighton Magistrates Court.
On return to the UK he had been living in Tewkesbury, Gloucs, on court bail conditions.