September 2016

Child sex offender walks free from court


A man from Newcastle, convicted of a series of sexual offences against a child, has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

James Strong, who is 60 and from Cowgate, was found guilty of six indecent assaults against a child following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

The incidents occurred in the West Denton area of Newcastle in the 1990’s.

In court he was handed a two year suspended prison sentence and will be on the Sex Offenders register for ten years.