December 2017

Paedophile farmer jailed for ‘sustained campaign’ of sex offences

A judge has jailed a sex offender for 13 years after he committed a string of sexual offences against three little girls.

Stephen Foyster, of Worksop Road, Perlethorpe-cum-Budby, near Newark, was sentenced for multiple offences at Nottingham Crown Court.

Judge Rosalind Coe QC described what he did as “a campaign over a sustained period of time” as she delivered her sentencing remarks earlier today.

Foyster entered guilty pleas to seven indecent assaults and five offences of indecency with a child.

He is now required to sign the sex offenders’ register for life and be the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

Now aged 53, the offences on the victims – who cannot be identified – spanned the course of eight years.

One of them remembered being five years old when something sexual happened with the defendant.

The last occasion had been when she was 11 years old and he performed a sexual act in front of her near a pond.

Extracts from her victim impact statement were read out in the courtroom.

Mark Knowles, prosecuting, said: “She feels it was an awful experience and it should never have happened”.

Of the 12 offences, four indecent assaults involved her as well as one of indecency with a child allegations.

The second girl provided a short statement to police confirming the defendant sexually abused her.

She was indecently assaulted twice and the subject of two of the indecency with a child charges.

The defendant admitted he had exposed himself in front of the third girl. The charges involving her were two of indecency with a child and one indecent assault.

Foyster had a previous conviction for indecent exposure in May 2000, when he exposed himself to a ten-year-old and 11-year-old boy and performed a sexual act.