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Child abuser from Swadlincote sentenced to seven years

Posted on 20th March 2018

A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for causing or inciting a child into sexual activity.

Martin Else from Lichfield Avenue in Midway, Swadlincote, was sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Monday, March 19.

DC Simon Blood said: “The victim in this case is a young girl who came forward and spoke about what happened to her.

“From the moment she did so, she was sully supported - not only by Derbyshire Constabulary – but by a number of other organisations with her best interest at heart.

“The victim was listened to, believed, showed great bravery and maturity in giving evidence to the court and – ultimately – the truth came out and an appropriate sentence was passed.

“She has my respect and admiration – and I hope this case gives other young victims the confidence to come forward and report abuse.”

The victim’s age and identity can’t be revealed due to having lifelong anonymity as a juvenile victim of crime.

Derbyshire Constabulary has a dedicated Child Exploitation Investigation Unit.

This team handles all issues of potential child sexual exploitation with sensitivity, professionalism and thoroughness, and are available to contact at any time via the force’s main non-emergency 101 number.

Between 9 - 5 Monday to Friday you can also call a dedicated social care phone-line run by Children First Derby on 01332 641133 to report any concerns, or outside those hours Careline can be contacted on 01332 711250.

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