Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions in Child Sex Offences Case

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Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions in Child Sex Offences Case

In a significant victory against online child exploitation, South Yorkshire Police’s Internet Sexual Offences Team has successfully secured convictions and jail sentences for three men who believed they were communicating with children online. The operation, which spanned several months, culminated in the arrest and sentencing of these offenders.

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

The Offenders

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

  1. Andrew Spinks (45), Warmsworth, Doncaster:
    • Spinks engaged in online conversations with a profile he believed belonged to a young girl. His messages contained explicit sexual content.
    • On April 18, officers executed a warrant at Spinks’ address, leading to his arrest.
    • He was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on May 13 for attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Spinks received a total of 16 months in jail.
  2. Timothy Newberry (33), Reresby Park Close, Rotherham:
  3. Mark Priest (39), Haggstones Road, Sheffield:

Detective Constable Spencer Lodge’s Statement

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

Detective Constable Spencer Lodge, who led the investigation, praised the hard work of the team in collecting crucial evidence against these criminals. He emphasized the importance of protecting vulnerable children and highlighted the challenges faced by law enforcement in tackling online sexual exploitation.

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

“This operation sends a clear message that we will relentlessly pursue those who prey on children online,” said Detective Constable Lodge. “Our officers have worked tirelessly to ensure these offenders are brought to justice. It is not always an easy job, but the safety of our children remains our top priority.”

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

Police Internet Sexual Offences Team Secures Convictions In Child Sex Offences Case

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