August 2022

Burton child abuser jailed over assaults

A child abuser is behind bars after admitting sexual assaults of young boy

Patrick Elkin admitted two counts of sexual assault of a girl between 2017 and 2019 and one count of sexual activity with a boy between 2018 and 2020.

The 64-year-old was handed a six-year jail term at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after admitting the assaults at a previous court hearing.

During sentencing, Elkin, of Longbrook Avenue in Burton, was also handed a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and a restraining order, a spokesman for Staffordshire Police has said.

Staffordshire Police began investigating Elkin in 2020. He was arrested and subsequently charged in March this year.