August 2017

Paedophile sentenced for repeated sexual attacks of schoolgirl

A paedophile has been sentenced after he was found guilty of abusing a 12-year-old girl

Colin Lawson, 56 of Pegswood appeared at Newcastle Crown Court, where he was sentenced to six counts of indecent assault against a child

The court was told that Lawson, who was a farmer at the time, repeatedly abused the girl over a three month period during 1997.

Lawson was sentenced to 10 years and was told that he must register as a sex offender for life