Corby man handed three-year sentence for child sex offences
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A 29-year old Corby man has been handed a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to one count of sexual communication with a child and one of inciting a child to engage in penetrative sexual activity.
Gary Norman, of Shakespeare Way in Corby, was sentenced today at Northampton Crown Court.
The sentencing follows a complex investigation led by Detective Constable Chris Waterfall from the forces Child Protection Team, who said today:
“I’m pleased the court has recognised the seriousness of Norman’s crimes by handing him a custodial sentence.
“The victim in this difficult case has demonstrated extreme bravery by reporting the incidents to us, which has resulted in Norman paying for his crimes while also helping protect other children from his predatory behaviour.
“This case serves as a warning to anybody with a sexual interest in children – we will track you down, protect victims and put you behind bars.
“We take all allegations of this kind extremely seriously and will leave no stone unturned to ensure children are protected and justice is done.
“Anybody with a sexual interest in children should seek help now.”
Concerns about a child can be reported here:
http://www.northamptonshirescb.org.uk/worried-about-a-child-/ or by calling the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 126 1000.
Call police on 101 or if you have any concerns a child is in immediate danger, call 999.
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, you can contact the NSPCC helpline to speak to one of their counsellors. Call them on 0808 800 5000, email [email protected] or fill in our online form.