October 2019

Child rapist sentenced

A 65-year-old man has been locked up for 30 years after committing a series of child sexual offences.

Tony Clough, of Sharratt Court, Mansfield, was found guilty of 15 charges, including rapes of children under 13 as well as sexual assault.

Judge Stuart Rafferty ruled that Clough cannot seek freedom until he is aged 85. After that period, the Parole Board may decide he must stay in prison until he is 95.

He was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday 29 October 2019.