September 2023

Child abuser jailed

A man who committed a number of child sexual offences is jailed

Scott Stephenson (22/05/1973) of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire has been sentenced to 19 years at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 1 September 2023 after being found guilty of five counts on sexual offences against a child in addition to a further two offences against a child when residing in Lancashire.

This was after being in a position of trust showcasing sickening sexual behaviour, sometimes with a reward given for following instructions. After years of not being able to or confident enough to report the behaviour that occurred at such a young age, the victim later came forward.

He will serve two thirds of his sentence as a minimum before being considered for any eligibility for release.