July 2018

Market Rasen RAF Veteran jailed for child sexual assault

An RAF veteran from Lincolnshire who admitted sexually assaulting a very young boy on two occasions has been jailed for four years.

Bryan Lockwood, 71, from Legsby, near Market Rasen was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for ten years and ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Lincoln Crown Court heard Lockwood carried out the offences nearly ten years ago when the boy was aged under 13.

On both occasions Lockwood touched the boy in an inappropriate way and got the youngster to touch him.

The victim, who can not be named for legal reasons, subsequently suffered from depression, the court was told.

Lockwood, of South Cottage, Legsby, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 and two charges of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Passing sentence Judge Simon Hirst told Lockwood he had taken in to account his guilty plea and the years of service to his country.