October 2019

More than 20 years jail time for Chicksands child sex abuser

A 46-year-old man from Chicksands will be locked away for more than 20 years after subjecting young children to sexual abuse on numerous occasions spanning a number of years.

Craig Howe, of Luffenham Place, pleaded guilty to a number of child sexual offences at an earlier court appearance on 10 May and was handed his prison sentence yesterday (Wednesday) at Luton Crown Court.

Officers arrested Howe on 19 March after receiving information that he had been communicating with people on a social media platform and talking specifically about children in a sexual nature.

His phone and laptop were seized and a number of indecent images of children were discovered.

Howe was jailed for a number of child sexual offences, including the rape and assault of a child, sexually exploiting a child and making and distributing indecent images of children.

He was given a sentence of 29 years – 21 years in prison and an extended licence period of eight years.