February 2015

Kick-boxing instructor jailed for abusing schoolgirl

A perverted kick-boxing instructor from Burton-upon-Trent who sexually abused a 13-year-old girl in Nottinghamshire has been jailed

Richard Higgs of Frederick Street, Burton appeared at Derby Crown Court and pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting a child aged under 14-years-old to engage in sexual activity and two counts of possession of indecent images of children

The judge jailed Higgs for four years and eight months imprisonment, of which he must serve a minimum of three years

Higgs was placed on a sexual offences prevention order for an indefinite period

He was also issued with a child barring order – This was given to prevent him from working in any capacity with children