June 2021

Pervert committed number of sexual offences against schoolgirl

A man who committed a number of sexual offences against a schoolgirl has been jailed for five years.

Detectives praised the bravery of the victim for coming forward to report the actions of Stuart Tomey, 36, of Rutland Road, Bedford.

He was arrested in December 2020 after a number of sexual offences, which took place between April and November of the same year, were disclosed to the police.

Tomey pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child.

He was sentenced on 16 June (Wednesday) to 57 months for each count of sexual activity with a child, which will run concurrently.

He received a further three months for breaching his bail conditions, totalling five years imprisonment.

In her statement the victim said: “The impact that this has had on me affects me every day. I really struggled with accepting that I was a victim and blamed myself for what happened, but as the time has gone on I learned that this was not my fault.”