Rotherham paedophile jailed for 11 years after handing himself in to police

A 51-year-old Rotherham man has been jailed for 11 years and four months after admitting a string of sex offences against a child.

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

John Tomlinson, formerly of Shelley Drive, Rotherham, also contacted police to report he had committed the offences after being confronted about the abuse, which happened in Nottinghamshire between 2002 and 2009.

He was arrested and later charged with a series of offences.

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

Tomlinson 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 2019.

He was sentenced at the same court on Friday (January 24).

As well as the jail sentence he was 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.

Detective Constable Amy Revill, who led the investigation, 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."