July 2023

Child abuser locked up for 17-years

A child abuser has been sentenced to 17-years in prison after the child bravely came forward and reported the prolonged abuse they had been suffering.

Christopher Carter, aged 50, of York Road, Selby was convicted of two counts of attempt rape, seven counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Denying the offences, Carter pleaded not guilty to all charges, putting the child, and their family through a five-day trial at Hull Crown Court.

On Monday 10 July, Carter returned for sentencing after a jury found him guilty on Friday 16 June.