May 2016

Man jailed as police reveal major child sexploitation investigation in South Devon


A Newton Abbot man has been jailed for eight and a half years after being caught as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation in South Devon.

Nigel Smith, 40, of Queensway, was arrested in September 2015 and charged with number of offences of sexual activity with two young girls who were aged between 12 and 14 at the time of the abuse.

Smith’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation called Operation Pangram into child sexual exploitation within the South Devon area.

Having pleaded guilty to eight sexual offences and two offences relating to the supply of cannabis, Smith was jailed at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday.