August 2017

Paedophile who raped 13-year-old girl is locked up

A 51-year-old paedophile who raped a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison.

Ian Shepherd, of Clumber Street in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday, August 24) having admitted to four counts of rape

He originally denied the offences, which were reported to police in March, but changed to a guilty plea on the first day of trial.

As well as the prison sentence, he also received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will have to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.