May 2022

Sexual predator who abused two young girls has been jailed for 26 years

Trevor Hawker, aged 42, attacked his first victim in 2008. He then went on to repeatedly abuse another young child – including raping her – between 2014 and 2018.

When confronted with the allegations in police interviews Hawker denied them all, claiming that his victims were lying about what had happened to them.

However a jury disagreed and in March this year they found Hawker guilty of all charges against him. They included two counts of rape of a girl under 13, nine counts of assault on a girl under 13 by touching and two counts of sexual assault.

The offences all took place at properties in Nottinghamshire.

He was only stopped when one of the victims told a friend about the abuse.

During the investigation, a second victim was discovered.

As well as being jailed at Nottingham Crown Court, Hawker, of Worksop, was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order, banned from working with children for life and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.