November 2019

Pervert jailed for committing child sex offence

A Sedbergh man has been jailed for eight years for committing a child sex offence.

John Hosker, 37, of Birks Lane, Sedbergh was sentenced by Judge James Adkin today at Durham Crown Court.

He previously appeared in court on October 11 where he was found guilty following a trial.

The offence was committed in April 2018.

Temporary Detective Constable Georgia Crowther said: “Hosker is a dangerous man who targeted a vulnerable young child.

“Hosker showed no remorse for his actions. The victim has shown great courage despite having to go through the additional trauma of a crown court trial.