April 2015

Man ‘obsessed with sex’ sentenced to 12 years in prison for string of offences against young girls

A Wyberton man who admitted a string of sex offences against two young girls has today (Tuesday) been jailed for 12 years.

At an earlier hearing Mark Eaton, 41, pleaded guilty to 19 sexual charges. The offences included six charges of rape, four charges of indecent assault, four charges of assault by penetration and a single charge of sexual assault.

Eaton also admitted two charges of engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child and two charges of causing a child to watch a sexual act. All the offences occurred between January 2003 and December 2013.

Passing sentence at Lincoln Crown Court Recorder Gareth Evans QC told Eaton his abuse was “serious and depraved.”

The Recorder said: “It is clear to me you are a man who was, and maybe still is, obsessed with sex. You watched pornography on a daily basis.”

Eaton was arrested on January 13 this year after both of his victims, who can not be named, gave video recorded interviews to specially trained police officers.

The court heard Eaton had watched pornography on a daily basis and regularly got drunk on Jack Daniels.

Eaton did not request a solicitor while he was questioned by the police and made ‘full and frank admissions’.

Jeremy Janes, prosecuting, told the court: “He said he had done wrong and wanted to tell the officers what he had done.”

The court was told Eaton suffered a spinal stroke in 2009 and was now confined to a wheelchair.

Catherine Bradshaw, mitigating, said Eaton was disgusted with himself and wished he could turn the clock back,.

Eaton, formerly of The Causeway, Wyberton, Boston, will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

February 2015

Boston man admits string of sex offences against two young girls 

Mark Eaton, 41, pleaded guilty to 19 sexual charges when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court by video-link from custody today (February 26).

The offences include six charges of rape, four charges of indecent assault, four charges of assault by penetration and a single charge of sexual assault.

Eaton also admitted two charges of engaging in a sexual act in the presence of a child and two charges of causing a child to watch a sexual act. All the offences occurred between January 2003 and December 2013.

The court heard Eaton suffered a spinal stroke in 2009 and had no previous convictions.

Catherine Bradshaw, mitigating, said Eaton wished to be sentenced straight away.

Miss Bradshaw told the court: “Mr Eaton does not request a pre-sentence report.

“Mr Eaton’s mitigation is ‘what I did is totally and utterly wrong. I don’t put forward any excuses.’ “

But Recorder Benjamin Gumpert QC said he was not willing to sentence Eaton without a report from the probation service which would assess his possible danger to the public once he is released.

The Recorder told Eaton: “You have pleaded guilty to very serious offences. A long prison sentence is inevitably the result.”

Eaton, formerly of The Causeway, Boston, was remanded back in to custody until March 26 when he will be sentenced by video-link at Lincoln Crown Court.