August 2023

Man sentenced to 12 years for sexual offences against children

James Hadsley, 73, of Park Lane, Nuneaton appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (28 July) where he was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual offences against three children. 

Police launched an investigation in January 2020 after one of the victims contacted Warwickshire Police to report her ordeal. This led to two other victims being identified.

Following an investigation by Nuneaton CID, Hadsley was charged with nine child sex offences.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of indecently assaulting a child, two counts of sexually assaulting a child, and one count of sexual assault by touching.

He pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault of a child and two counts of sexual assault; these offences were left to lie on file.

Hadsley’s initial offending occurred in the 1980s when one of the victims was aged between 10-12 years old.

He went on the offend again in the 2000s against two girls when they were aged between 5-12.