November 2017

Nuneaton pervert caged for child sex offences

A Nuneaton pervert who admitted a string of child sex offences has been caged.

Andrew Clarke, aged 53, of Kingwood Road, Nuneaton , was yesterday sentenced to five years and four months at Warwick Crown Court.

It follows his admission of a string of incidents involving young girls, including:

  • • One charge of attempt to cause a child under 13 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity – (three years to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of attempt to meet a girl under 16 following grooming – (three years to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of attempt to cause/incite girl 13-15 years to engage in sexual activity 

    • One charge of attempt to cause/incite girl 13-15 years to engage in sexual activity (three years to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of distributing indecent images of children – (three years to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of possession of indecent images of children – (two years to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of possession of indecent images of children – (18 months to run concurrently) 

    • One charge of possession of indecent images of children 

    • One charge of attempting to incite a girl 13-15 years to engage in sexual activity was allowed to lie on file.

The Judge ordered that Clarke is registered as a sex offender for life and handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The 53-year-old was snared by Operation Safenet, a Warwickshire police sting targeting suspected paedophiles operating online.

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