January 2022

Paedophile, 55, sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting girl, 9 during lockdown

A 55-year-old paedophile has been jailed for five and a half years after admitting abusing a nine-year-old girl.

Kevin Woods of Manchester Road, Stocksbridge had pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a girl aged under 13 between March and June 2020.

The court heard how on two separate occasions Woods had watched a children’s film with his victim, before sexually assaulting her.

On 21 June 2020, the girl disclosed the abuse to her mum, who then contacted the police.

Woods, who initially denied any wrongdoing, later admitted it.

Woods was handed a Sexual Crime Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.