Jail for man who turned himself into police over historical child abuse

Jail for man who turned himself into police over historical child abuse

By Adele Forrest | 27/01/2020

Jail for man who turned himself into police over historical child abuse
Jailed: John Tomlinson

A 51-year-old man who contacted police to confess he had committed a string of child sex offences after being confronted about the abuse has been jailed for over 11 years. 

John Tomlinson, formerly of Shelley Drive, Rotherham, admitted indecent assault, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four offences of sexual activity with a child when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on November 29 last year.

He also admitted indecent assault, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four offences of sexual activity with a child. 

The charges relate to one female victim between 2002 and 2009

Nottinghamshire Police launched an investigation in July 2019 after the offences were reported. 

Tomlinson also contacted police to report he had committed the offences after being confronted about the abuse. 

On Friday (24), he was sentenced to 11 years and four months at the same court.

Tomlinson was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life, given an indefinite restraining order protecting the victim and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order to have no unsupervised contact with children under 16.

Speaking after the sentencing, Det Con Amy Revill, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Tomlinson’s abuse will have a lifelong impact on his victim and no sentence will ever make up for that.

“However, I hope she gains some comfort in the fact that he has now faced justice for his crimes. I would also like to thank Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services — an independent sexual violence advisor service — as without their support we cannot achieve these outcomes.”




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