Man jailed for child sexual offences in Doncaster

Date published: 12 August 2021 17:22
Dated: 12 August 2021 18:21:40

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for over 20 years after being found guilty of historic sexual offences against children.

Stephen John Head, formerly of Baird Crescent, Leven, in Fife, Scotland, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday) to be sentenced. He admitted to 26 charges of sexual offences involving children at an earlier hearing on Monday 2 August.

Head was sentenced to 20 years and 12 weeks in prison. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Head assaulted the three children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in Doncaster in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Speaking after the sentencing, investigating officer Alexandra Storey, said: “All three of the victims in this case were incredibly brave to come forward and report the horrific abuse they suffered at the hands of Stephen Head. I know that the original Investigating Officer Alison Shields is grateful to all of them for the support they have given during the lengthy investigation.

“We hope that the significant custodial sentence handed down to Head yesterday will provide his victims with some comfort as they continue on their journey of recovery.

“I also hope this result will give other victims of historic sexual abuse the confidence to talk to us.”

If you have concerns, you can call police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, and if you’re under 18 you can contact Childline on 0800 1111. The national helpline Say Something is also available – you can call or text 116 000.

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