Liversedge Sex Offender Jailed For 20 Years

Philip Stott

He is also now the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and has to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

A Liversedge man has been jailed for 20 years for committing sexual offences against a young girl.

Philip Stott, 32, was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court following a trial.

The offences took place between 2010 and 2014 against a young girl who was aged between 6 and 10 at the time of the offences.

Stott was charged with 10 counts of child sexual offences, including:

4 counts of rape of a child under 13;
2 counts of assault by penetration of a child under 13;
2 counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity;
2 counts of taking indecent photographs of a child
Stott was sentenced on Friday 25 January to 20 years in prison and an extended licence of 4 years.

He is also now the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and has to sign the Sex Offenders register for life.

PC Suzanne Clark, of Kirklees Child Safeguarding Unit, who led the police investigation, said: “Stott was described by the judge who sentenced him as a dangerous individual, who posed a significant risk of harm to female children.

“The sentence that has been handed down to him is a reflection of the seriousness of his crimes; he is a depraved individual who repeatedly abused his victim.

“I would like to praise his victim for her bravery in coming forward and reporting the abuse to the police. She was subjected to a horrific ordeal at such a young age and I hope that now she will be able to start the long process of rebuilding her life."

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