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Man jailed after serious sexual assault of toddler

Man jailed after serious sexual assault of toddler

Published by May Norman at 1:27pm 21st March 2019.

Man jailed for serious sexual assault of toddler

  • Luke Arthur Jones from Warrington pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a toddler.
  • The 24-year-old was handed a 17 year jail term.
  • He was at York Crown Court earlier today (21 March).

A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a toddler.

Luke Arthur Jones from Warrington, previously pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a person under 13 by penetration at his first hearing on 12 December 2018.

The 24-year-old was given an extended sentence of 17 years, of which he must serve twelve, at York Crown Court today (Thursday, 21 March 2019).

He was also put onto the sex offenders register for life and given a sexual harm prevention order for life.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Matthew Brownridge, of North Yorkshire Police, said after the case:

“Luke Jones inflicted horrific injuries on his victim and put the victim’s family through hell whilst trying to cover up what he had done.

“I am very pleased that we have managed to get justice for the victim and their family and I would like to commend them all for the bravery they have shown throughout the investigation.

“There are no words that can make up for what they have been through and I hope the fact Luke Jones will now be behind bars will allow them some kind of peace in order to try and move forward.”

In a statement issued by North Yorkshire Police, the victim’s mother said:

“This has been a really traumatic time for my family but we would like to say a big thank you to the NHS and police force for their help and support during this time.”

If you, or someone you know, are a victim of a sexual offence, it doesn’t matter when the abuse happened, whether it’s happening now or occurred decades ago. Even if it is not possible to put an offender before the courts, it’s important that you are offered the support and advice that is available.

Your information could also help to protect other victims and help the police form a wider picture of offending.

• To report a sexual crime to the police call 101
• If you are in immediate danger, always call 999
• If you prefer not to go direct to the police and you are not in immediate danger, you can contact a sexual assault referral centre (SARC) in your area. Bridge House, North Yorkshire’s SARC can be contacted on 01904 669339.
• Childline 24-hour helpline 0800 1111
• NSPCC’s online safety helpline on 0800 800 5002
• If you are worried about a child, call the NSPCC’s helpline: 0800 800 5000
• Please do not suffer alone – if you have been abused, please report it.

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