April 2021

Paedophile repeatedly abused young girl in Nottinghamshire

A man who repeatedly sexually abused a young girl who was aged under 13 over a period of more than six years has been jailed.

Roger Ashcroft, 35, targeted the girl on multiple occasions at two addresses in Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

His offending was exposed when his victim revealed the abuse to a teacher at her school.

Ashcroft was arrested by Nottinghamshire Police and was later charged with multiple offences.

During his police interviews he denied all knowledge of the offences but was later found guilty by a jury at Nottingham Crown Court of six counts of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13 by touching.

Ashcroft, of Hereford Road, Doncaster, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday) and was sentenced to six years in prison.

He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order that will prevent him entering the same household as or having any undue contact with a girl under the age of 18.

He will also remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.