November 2021

Man jailed for ‘appalling’ sexual abuse of five-year-old

A 58-year-old man from Grimsby who sexually abused a five-year-old child has been jailed for nearly five years.

Kevin Ashby, of Scott Close in Grimsby, pleaded guilty to five offences.

This included three counts of sexual offences against a five-year-old and two counts of possession of indecent images.

The case was first brought to the attention of Humberside Police in 2019. A judge at Grimsby Crown Court sentenced Ashby sentenced to four years and nine months in prison with an unlimited sexual harm prevention order.