June 2013

Sex offender jailed for attack on 8 year old girl


A dangerous sex offender was jailed today for 7 years for an attack on an eight-year-old girl in Lincoln.

He was also given a 10 year Sexual Offence Prevention Order.

Scott Owen, 29, formerly of Willow Tree Close, Lincoln, was found guilty of assault on a child under the age of 13 by a jury at an earlier hearing.

He had also pleaded guilty to outraging public decency at an earlier date.

The court heard tthe attack took place on the junction of Newark Road and Manby Street on May 18 2012.

The offender sexually assaulted the child as she waited for a bus.

Sgt Tim Wilkinson said: “This was an extremely serious offence which has profoundly affected the people involved.

“Owen is a very dangerous offender and he will now spend a significant amount of time behind bars.

“This case demonstrates the professionalism and dedication of the specialist officers in Lincolnshire Police’s Emerald Team and we hope this conviction and sentence shows our commitment to tackling sexual violence in our communities.”

On sentencing Scott Owen, Judge Morris commented that this had been a superb investigation by Lincolnshire Police.

He also thanked a member of the public who had been a key witness during the early part of the investigation and had assisted in the identification of Owen.