May 2023

Former firefighter jailed for sexually abusing young girl

A former firefighter from Runcorn has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following a string of child sex offences.

Kevin Jones, of Norman Road, previously appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 27 January where he pleaded guilty to six sexual offences, including three counts of rape of a girl under 16.

All of the abuse occurred when the victim was aged between 13 and 16 years old.

The 49-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to all of the offences, which were committed up until Monday 19 September 2022.

Jones returned to Crown Court today on Wednesday 31 May, where he was sentenced to 10 years in prison plus five years on licence.