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A HAVANT company has helped the victim of a child abuser find justice after years of fighting.

Verisona Solicitors specialise in historic abuse.

They helped a 28-year-old woman win a civil law suit against her attacker in the High Court, five years after he was acquitted in a criminal court.

The jury had not heard of his previous conviction for a similar offence.

John Haughton, 67, of Moorland in Somerset, was ordered to pay the victim £28,000, plus the cost of psychological treatment.

The victim’s solicitor, Alan Collins, said: ‘It takes guts and spirit to come forward in the first place and explain to the authorities about the sexual abuse, but then to go and sue your abuser is quite something.’