August 2020

Corby paedophile sent young girl sexual messages

A Corby man who sent a lewd image and sexual messages to a young girl has been jailed.

Gary Norman, 29, sent his victim messages on social media in 2019 and asked her if she had performed a sex act.

The paedophile, of Shakespeare Way, then sent her an unsolicited sexual image of himself and asked for an image in return.

But fortunately the girl did not send one of herself, instead sending a stock image of a topless woman from the internet, and Norman was later arrested.

In his police interview he admitted everything.

Prosecuting, Robert Bryan said: “He accepted knowing what he did was wrong.”

Norman later admitted two charges of causing or inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity and sexual communication with a child.

At his sentencing hearing at Northampton Crown Court today (Tuesday), his legal representative Liam Muir argued the case for a suspended sentence with rehabilitation to “nip it in the bud now”

His Honour Judge Mayo decided the “serious” offences merited a sentence of immediate custody.

Norman was jailed for three years and will serve half in custody with the remainder on licence.

He will be on the register for sex offenders indefinitely and will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order restricting contact with young girls.

July 2020

Corby paedophile admits his crimes

A paedophile from Corby has been warned he faces prison after admitting vile sex offences involving a young girl.

Gary Norman, 29, appeared at Northampton Crown Court this morning (Wednesday) over the offences, which took place between January and February last year.

Norman, of Shakespeare Way, pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and sexual communication with a child

No details of his offending were heard in court today and Norman will wait four weeks to find out his fate so the probation service can carry out a pre-sentence report.

Judge David Herbert warned Norman that the serious offences crossed the custody threshold.

He said: “Please do not think that in adjourning and not sentencing you today it means it will not be an immediate sentence of imprisonment.”

Norman was granted conditional bail and will be sentenced on August 12.