August 2017

Letchworth sex offender sent back to jail for speaking to children


A sex offender from Letchworth has today been sent back to prison for 12 months after breaching an order not to contact children.

Daniel Shead, of Maddles, was jailed for six years in 2014 after being found guilty of a series of sexual assaults on a 14-year-old girl.

He was also given a 10-year sexual offences prevention order prohibiting him from having any unsupervised contact with girls under the age of 16, and placed permanently on the sexual offenders register.

Shead, who is now 27, appeared at St Albans Crown Court today after admitting the order by speaking to children while released from prison early on licence.

Recorder Patrick Fields returned him to jail for 12 months, as well as imposing a new sexual harm prevention order banning him from contacting girls under 16.

February 2014

Letchworth man jailed for sexually assaulting 14-year-old schoolgirl

A man has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Daniel Shead, 24, of Eastern Way in Letchworth GC, was sentenced to six years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday for committing series of sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl.

He was found guilty on January 13 of two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child and one of non-penetrative sexual activity with a child between December 2012 and May 2013 in Letchworth GC.

Shead was also given a 10-year sexual offences prevention order prohibiting him from any unsupervised contact with females under the age of 16 and was placed permanently on the sexual offenders register.

The offences were investigated by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s HALO team, a police-led team dealing with child sexual exploitation in partnership with Hertfordshire Children’s Services, the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and other agencies.

Detective Constable Heather Sheldon from the HALO team led the investigation.

She said: “Partnership working led to the arrest of Daniel Shead for these offences. The sentence given to him fully reflects the seriousness of the crimes he committed and I hope this sentencing sends a clear message to others that we and our partners will do everything in our power to tackle these crimes.

“Partners are raising concerns which allow police to investigate and I would encourage the wider to community to consider the signs to look out for any report any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with concerns should call the Children’s Services on 0300 123 4043.