Doncaster man jailed for sexually abusing young girls

Stuart Hislop Ferguson, of Douglas Road, Balby
Stuart Hislop Ferguson, of Douglas Road, Balby
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A 44-year-old South Yorkshire man has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing two young girls.

Stuart Hislop Ferguson, of Douglas Road, Balby, Doncaster, was sentenced at at Sheffield Crown Court today (Monday, April 25) after earlier being found guilty of two counts of gross indecency, two counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault.

The charges relate to two girls who were under 10 years old at the time.

Detective constable Alison Shields from Doncaster’s child abuse investigation team said: “Ferguson’s crimes are, quite simply, inexcusable and deplorable. He subjected his victims, both of whom were under ten-years-old, to horrific offending.

“He denied his guilt throughout our investigation, resulting in a trial where the girls’ awful ordeals had to be repeated before the court.

“I hope that the guilty conviction and jail sentence offers some small form of reassurance for his victims and their families, as they attempt to move forward and rebuild their lives.”

Upon release, Ferguson will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order.