NewsApril 12, 2024 1:06 PM ET1,998 views

Ex-Saxon bassist Stephen Dawson found guilty of child sex offense, sent to prison for 6 years

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Co-founding Saxon member Stephen Dawson, now 72, has been found guilty of 4 child sex-related offenses with a child under 14 landing him in prison for six years, as BBC reports.

Dawson, fired from the band in 1986, was accused by a woman who was repeatedly abused by the bassist in the 90's and finally came forward.

Detective Con Robert Heath shared the following after the verdict:

It is clear that his evil acts have remained with her throughout her life, and I hope this sentence goes some way to allowing her to move on from these traumatic events.

Spinal Tap character Derek Smalls is reported the be partly inspired by Dawson.


[via ThePRP]

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