This is quite the case of the pot calling the kettle black. A man who had previously complained that he was not informed that his neighbor was a convicted pedophile has now been put in jail for the same crime. He pleaded guilty to his crimes on April 12th.
Man Complains About Pedophile Neighbor, Then Becomes One Himself
Back in 1999, Darren Higham of Cheshire County in the United Kingdom complained about his neighbor. He found out that his neighbor was on the child sex offenders list and said that he never would’ve moved in had he’d known beforehand. In fact, he was so upset about it that he even spoke to a local newspaper. He even demanded that his housing association move him. (1)
That was over 20 years ago. Today, Higham can’t really complain about his neighbor anymore because he has now joined him on that very list. Last Tuesday, April 12, 2022, the court convicted Watson of four accounts of sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age and inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
Earlier this year, a witness spotted Higham with the victim. The witness said that immediately they got this feeling that something just wasn’t quite right with the situation. They contacted social services, who went to investigate what was going on.
Sure enough, the investigators discovered that Higham was sexually abusing the victim. In fact, he had been doing so for about four years. The abuse began when the little girl was just seven years old and continued until she was 11.
The victim told her mom and then police that Higham kissed and touched her. On more than one occasion he forced her to perform sex acts on him. She didn’t tell anyone because Higham told her that if she did, he would go to jail. He told her that she had to keep it a secret.
The young girl recalled to police one time specifically about the way in which Higham touched her. She explained that sometimes she would pretend to fall asleep in hopes that the abuse would stop.
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