February 2021

Brownhills pensioner, 81, jailed for child sex offences

A man from Brownhills has been jailed after admitting two sexual offences against a child under the age of 13.

Keith William Whitehouse, 81, will spend one year and eight months behind bars after pleading guilty to sexual touching of an underaged girl.

Police have said the offences took place in 2005 and 2009.

The pensioner, from Vernon Avenue in Brownhills, has also registered as a sex offender before he was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “An 81-year-old man has been jailed for the non-recent sexual touching of a girl under the age of 13.

“Keith William Whitehouse of Vernon Avenue in Brownhills pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 by touching – contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 – when he previously appeared at Stafford Crown Court and was on Tuesday (February 9) sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment.

“The offences occurred between 2005 and 2009.

“Before he was sentenced, Whitehouse also had to register as a sex offender.”