Sex assault marine convicted again as victims speak out

PERVERT Stephen Salmon has admitted more child sex attacks
PERVERT Stephen Salmon has admitted more child sex attacks
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  • Two women came forward after reading in The News that ex-marine was jailed
  • Pervert is already serving a four-year jail term after first woman spoke out about historic abuse
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LESS than a year after former marine Stephen Salmon was jailed over a string of sex assaults on a child he has admitted carrying out attacks on two other girls.

Salmon, who served on the Royal Yacht Britannia for Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s honeymoon, denied attacks in the 1970s on a girl called Natalie when she was aged between seven and 12.

It was a case of now is the chance to do something about it

Salmon’s victim

But he was found guilty at a trial, covered by The News, and he has now admitted assaults on two others after they came forward to police.

One victim – who cannot be named – said she found the confidence to tell police about how she was abused by Salmon after seeing the story in The News in July last year.

The woman said: ‘It was a case of now is the chance to do something about it, so that’s what prompted me.

‘I’m hoping that others will see his picture.’

She added: ‘It wasn’t until we heard he had been actually done for it that it gave me the opportunity to do something about it.’

Abused when she was around nine, the 43-year-old said it has haunted her throughout her life.

She said: ‘I wouldn’t blame him for some of the decisions I made in my lifetime but what happened had an impact.

‘He needs to be locked away for a long as possible.’

The woman praised Natalie, who spoke out in July last year when Salmon was jailed for four years.

Salmon had subjected her to numerous attacks in the 1970s when she was aged between about seven and 12.

Natalie was abused by Salmon, 67, after he and her family became friends while he was serving in Portsmouth.

Now Salmon’s latest victim to speak out can rest assured he will be sentenced tomorrow at Newport Crown Court on the Isle of Wight.

Salmon, who has lived in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, moved to Spain with his wife but was arrested for the offence against Natalie in 2012.

He was convicted of four counts of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child following a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

He has since admitted two charges of indecent assault on two girls under 14.

The latest victim to report him fears there may be more people that have not come forward.

‘I know that there will be more,’ she said.

‘I have no doubt that there will be more.

‘That was one of the main reasons.’

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Alternatively, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.