April 2017

Halifax man jailed for child sex offences

A Halifax man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of child sex offences.

Irvin Rickman, 59, from the King Cross area of Halifax was found guilty of seven counts of the indecent assault of two girls between 1994 and 1999.

He denied all the offences put to him throughout his trial which forced the victims to give evidence at Bradford Crown Court. 

Rickman was sentenced on Friday April 7, with judge David Hatton QC stating that only a custodial sentence could be imposed due to the catalogue of Rickman’s offending, with a 12 month extended licence also added.

He will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely and was issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order with a number of imposed conditions.