Sex offender jailed after Crimewatch appearances

AFTER two appearances on Crimewatch following sexual offences committed in Rotherham and Cornwall, Darren Oldham has been jailed for nine years.
SEX OFFENDER: Darren OldhamSEX OFFENDER: Darren Oldham
SEX OFFENDER: Darren Oldham

On January 29 2021, Oldham (35) sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Rotherham after plying her with drugs.

The girl told police that after being given cannabis to smoke, she was awoken to find Oldham, of Banvury, Oxfordshire, sexually assaulting her.

Months later, while on holiday in Cornwall, Oldham again sexually assaulted a 14-year-old-girl after meeting her and her friend for the first time near to a beach.

On November 8 2022 he was arrested and charged with two counts of assault of a female over 13 (but under 16) by penetration and one count of sexual touching of a child over 13 (but under 16).

Oldham pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced on Wednesday at Sheffield Crown Court to nine years in prison, extended by three years on licence, and given a restraining order not to contact the victim.

Investigating Officer PC Adam Jones said: “Oldham took advantage of two vulnerable young girls, and I am pleased he will now serve time in prison.

“Justice for the victims would not have been possible without their commendable bravery, showing such courage for young girls.

“We are committed to reducing harm to women and girls and removing Oldham from our communities ensures we are working towards that goal.”