August 2023

Man jailed after grooming and sexually assaulting child

A man who groomed and sexually assaulted a child in North Staffordshire has been jailed.  

Callum Dobing, 26, from Stone, groomed the victim through social media and arranged to meet with her in April this year.

He then sexually assaulted the victim, who later reported the incident to us.

Dobing was arrested shortly after and questioned in custody. He went on to admit the offences in court and was given a ten-year extended sentence at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Wednesday 23 August.

As part of his sentencing, Dobing was handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

He pleaded guilty to failing to comply with sex offender notification requirements, meeting a girl under 16 following grooming and three counts of sexual activity with a child.