The faces of nine perverts and child sex-offenders who have been jailed in South Yorkshire

Police and judges have captured and recently punished a number of offenders at Sheffield Crown Court relating to their involvement in sex offences concerning youngsters and children.

Saturday, 12th September 2020, 12:00 am

Below are some of the more serious sexual offence cases to have passed through Sheffield Crown Court recently involving direct attacks on youngsters, attempts to meet children or relating to the possession of indecent images.

One offender was jailed after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assaults and another offender was locked-up after he molested a 13-year-old girl as she walked home from school.

Another pervert was put behind bars after he was caught at a hotel with a missing 14-year-old girl, and others have been brought to justice after they have been trapped by decoys posing as youngsters online.

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Pictured is Jamie Miller, aged 40 when sentenced in March, of Carlton Road, Barnsley, who was found guilty after being tried for a series of offences committed between 2003 and 2017. These included a rape, assault by penetration, a sexual assault, and three counts of sexual assault on a child from between January 2014 and January 2017. He was also found guilty of making indecent photos of a child. Miller was sentenced to 14 years and six months of custody and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely and made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 12 years.

One released offender was put back behind bars after he failed to comply with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Judges have seen fit to punish these offenders with custodial sentences while making them subject to Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and placing them on the Sex Offenders Register so they can be monitored on their release from custody.

Pictured is Bradley Simpkins, aged 21 when sentenced, of Arbourthorne Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield, who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old schoolgirl in an alley after he had molested an 18-year-old woman three days earlier, according to a Sheffield Crown Court hearing. He pleaded guilty to the asaults and received five years in prison in February. He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for the rest of his life.
Pictured is Curtis Critchley, aged 19, of Redwall Close, Dinnington, Sheffield, who pleaded guilty to two counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and one of penetrative sexual activity from March, 2020, and he also admitted theft of clothing, handling stolen clothing, and two counts of possessing indecent photos from 2019. Sheffield Crown Court heard Critchley was caught in a hotel with a missing 14-year-old girl. Judge Graham Reeds QC sentenced Critchley to three years and four months in a Young Offenders Institution and he must regoster as a sex offender for life and he was placed on a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years.
Pictured is Andrew Gillard, aged 54, of Union Street, Barnsley, who engaged in sexual conversations with the child decoys set up by paedophile hunters suggesting meeting for sexual contact including penetrative sex, according to a Sheffield Crown Court hearing in July. Gillard pleaded guilty to five counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and one count of attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming. Judge Harrison sentenced Gillard to 26-months of custody. He was placed on the Sex Offenders Register and made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten-years.
Pictured is Alun Haynes, aged 41 when sentenced, of Athelstone Road, Doncaster, who was trapped by police after communicating sexually online with officers pretending to be boys. Sheffield Crown Court heard in May how Haynes pleaded guilty to attempting to engage a boy in sexual activity, attempting to engage a boy in sexual communication and attempting to engage a boy to watch a sexual act, in relation to one decoy. Haynes admitted attempting to engage a boy in sexual communication and to attempting to engage a boy to watch a sexual act, relating to the second decoy. Haynes was sentenced to three-years of custody and placed on a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten-years.
Pictured is John Martin, aged 52 when sentenced, of no fixed abode, who admitted breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order six times after he moved from Belfast to Sheffield. Martin pleaded guilty to failing to inform the authorities of two new addresses in Sheffield, illegally using an iphone and failing to register a phone with the authorities and he admitted taking voluntary work without authorisation as well as failing to comply with notification requirements by failing to register a bank card with police. Martin had originally been jailed for sexual communication with a child and attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming. Martin was sentenced in April to 16-months of custody.
Pictured is Jake Hurt, aged 27 when sentenced, of Langsett Crescent, Hillsborough, Sheffield, who had been subject to an SHPO when he attempted to incite a 12-year-old girl into sexual activity. Sheffield Crown Court heard in March how police trapped Hurt after an officer posed online as a 12-year-old girl. Hurt admitted five offences including: attempting to meet a child after sexual grooming; attempting to cause or incite a girl to engage in penetrative sexual activity; attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child; attempting to cause a child to watch a sexual act; and to breaching an SHPO by deleting phone messages. Hurt was sentenced to six-years of custody.
Pictured is Andrew Carter, aged 50, of HMP Moorland, who was given a further custodial sentence after he tried to make contact with a vulnerable under-age girl with whom he he had previously had sex, Sheffield Crown Court heard in July. Carter was originally sentenced to six years and eight months of custody for five counts of penetrative sex. Despite being prohibited from contacting the girl, who was aged 14 at the time of the original offences, he phoned and wrote to her. Carter pleaded guilty to the breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he was sentenced to 16 months in custody which will be added to his current sentence.
Pictured is Terry Beardmore, aged 59 when sentenced, of Abercorn Road, Doncaster, who pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a child. Sheffield Crown Court heard in March how Beadrdmore sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Judge Roger Thomas QC sentenced Beardmore to ten months of custody and the defendant was also made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years.