A man from Stevenage has been jailed after he was found guilty of multiple historic child sexual offences.

Michael Aggabao, 51, of Lister Close, was found guilty of six counts of sexual assault, one count of digital penetration and one count of attempted digital penetration following a 10-day trial at St Albans Crown Court in October 2023.

The offences were committed against two victims, both under the age of 13 at the time. They occurred between May 2009 and May 2014, and during March 2019.

Aggabao was cleared of one count of sexual assault and one count of digital penetration.

For charges against the first victim, Aggabao was jailed for a total of five years with a year on an extended licence, as well as a further nine years to be served concurrently.

For charges against the second victim, Aggabao was sentenced to three years in prison, with a further nine years to be served concurrently.


The sentences against both victims will all run consecutively meaning his total prison term is eight years plus one year on an extended licence.

Aggabao was also handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and will be placed on the sex offenders’ register.

Detective Constable Sam Dutton, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Non-Recent Sexual Offences Team, said: “The predatory and harmful behaviours of Aggabao have had a long-lasting impact on the lives of both the victims and their families.

“I hope this conviction and lengthy sentence shows that we will continue to take proactive action against anyone who targets young people.”

Hertfordshire police have specialist officers to provide advice and support throughout sexual assault investigations, including officers specially trained to support people from the LGBT+ community.

Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling 101.

Anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence can contact the Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for practical and emotional support. They can be contacted on 0808 178 4448 or by emailing Herts.SARC@nhs.net.

Prior to sentencing, Aggabao appealed his conviction. The appeal process is ongoing.