April 2023

Paedophile from Hull who targeted child through social media jailed

A paedophile from Hull who repeatedly raped a child after grooming them on social media has been jailed.

Kevin Smith, 35, of Stornway Square in Hull, contacted his victim through apps on their phone and to help cover his tracks encouraged them to delete any messages from him.

Police said he had been abusing the “innocent and vulnerable child” for a “prolonged period of time”.

Officers arrested him in April 2020 ad it took three years to get to court.

He was jailed for 12 years after admitting seven counts of child rape.