March 2019

Sex offender Luke Jones jailed for 12 years for assault on two-year-old 

A depraved sex predator who severely injured a two-year-old girl for his sexual gratification has been given a 17-year extended prison sentence.

The toddler was in such pain she needed morphine on her arrival at hospital and underwent an emergency operation within hours, Stephen Wood, prosecuting, told York Crown Court this morning.

She has since made what ‘doctors believe’ is a full recovery.

Luke Arthur Jones, 24, formerly of Foxwood and Warrington, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a person under 13 by penetration

Judge Andrew Stubbs QC called it an “utterly appalling” crime as he passed an extended prison sentence consisting of 12 years in prison followed by a five-year extended licence period.

He commended paramedics David Butterfield and Dean Roberts for their professionalism in dealing with the “appalling situation” they found when they answered Jones’ 999 call.

For Jones, Graham Parkin said: “There are very, very few things I can say on behalf of this defendant.”

He was given an extended sentence of 17 years, of which he must serve a minimum of twelve

Jones will be on the sex offenders’ register for life and was given a lifelong sexual harm prevention order banning him from any contact with girls under 18, working or volunteering in schools and other organisations for children, and other restrictions.