January 2019

Man jailed for sexual offences against children

David Lea, 77, of Wheatley Gardens, Two Dales near Matlock was sentenced to seven years imprisonment at Derby Crown Court on Friday, January 11.

Lea was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and two counts of taking indecent images of children.

The offences relate to the sexual assault of three girls in 2017.

Lea was arrested in 2017 and charged in 2018, before standing trial this January.