February 2020

Paedophile David Hough jailed for life for raping boys

A vile paedophile has been jailed for life for raping underage boys.

David Hough sexually assaulted three boys between 1996 and 2010 while he was living in the Doddinghurst area of Essex.

The offences came to light after officers from Humberside Police carried out a warrant at his address in Derwent Road, Scunthorpe as part of an investigation into indecent images of children.

Items including a mobile phone, tablet, and memory cards were seized during the warrant in April 2019 and when these were forensically analysed, images and videos of the abuse were found.

The 56 year-old was charged with string of sexual offences and initially admitted more than 20 offences including multiple counts of rape and inciting or causing a child to engage in sexual activity, as well as making and distributing indecent images of children, and possession of extreme pornographic images.

The indecent and extreme images offences were investigated by Humberside Police and refer to offences in North Lincolnshire in 2019 and Essex between 2007 and 2008.

He had denied one count of rape and indecent assault but on the first day of his trial at Grimsby Crown Court on Monday 17 February he admitted the offence and was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years.