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Man who travelled to Ipswich to meet decoy 13-year-old to be sentenced later this month



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The sentencing hearing for a London man who travelled to Ipswich to meet a police decoy 13-year-old girl has been adjourned for a second time.

Rajeev Sivadasan, 56, of Clements Road, London, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court via video link from prison today for what was due to be his sentencing hearing.

Sivadasan appeared at court on Monday, when Mr Sorel-Cameron, defence counsel, requested the sentencing be adjourned to today to allow the accused to appear in person.

Rajeev Sivadasan appeared before Ipswich Crown Court this morning via video link.
Rajeev Sivadasan appeared before Ipswich Crown Court this morning via video link.

However, appearing again today via video link, Sivadasan's case was adjourned until January 31 due to a clerical error.

It follows a hearing on November 23 when Sivadasan pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence in Ipswich between July 14 and August 7, 2021.

Judge David Pugh also ordered Sivadasan to remain in custody.