Man pleads guilty to further Sheffield sexual offences

Date published: 21 March 2019 12:37
Dated: 21 March 2019 12:34:44

An 83-year-old man has admitted a string of additional sexual offences against multiple victims.

Roger Dodds, formerly of Cotswold Road, Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 19 March where he pleaded guilty to 14 offences of indecent assault.

Dodds was also charged with one count of misconduct in a public office. He pleaded not guilty to this offence and the court agreed that this would lie on file.

The hearing was adjourned for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 18 April.

Dodds was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment in February 2017 for multiple counts of indecent assault against five victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Following his sentencing in February 2017 and the subsequent press coverage, seven more victims came forward to report abuse.

DC Dorothy Fagan, Officer in the Case, said: “The victims involved in this matter have shown immense courage in coming forward to report these crimes. Their strength of character throughout this investigation has been commendable.

“It is hoped that this result will bring some closure and justice on their behalf. The outcome demonstrates the commitment of South Yorkshire Police to tackling sexual offences and bringing offenders to justice, regardless of when those offences took place.”

To report concerns, please call police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also call the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) free on 0808 8010331 10am-9pm Mondays to Thursdays, 10am-6pm on Fridays.

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