October 2017: Ex-soldier, John Smith saw his five-and-a-half year jail term more than doubled to 12 years

John Smith admitted rape, sexual assault on a child under 13, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and causing a child to watch a sexual act.

He molested one victim and made another perform a sex act on him, showed her pornographic DVDs and raped her.

February 2017

70-year-old Retford man charged with rape of underage girl

A 70-year-old Retford man has appeared in court charged with three child sex offences. John Smith was charged with two separate counts of raping a girl under 13 and one count of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Smith, of West Hill Road, did not enter a plea and was not released on police bail. He is due to appear before Nottingham Crown Court on March 15.