Rushden builder jailed for sexual offences

A man has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for sexual offences.

Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 2:34 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 3:36 pm
Nicholas Jones, 49, of Rushden

Nicholas Jones, 49, of Kilburn Place, Rushden, was sentenced in relation to three counts of sexual offences following a sexual assault at a house in Wellingborough where he was doing building work for the female occupant.

Jones, who appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Friday (December 15), was given a custodial sentence of a total of 22 months for the three counts.

He will be subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for ten years.

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Upon release, he will be managed closely by Northamptonshire Police’s MOSOVO team, which monitors sex offenders in the community.

The officer who led the investigation, DC Katy Tyrrell, said: “Jones is a very high risk sex offender whose actions will have a long-term effect on his victim who was made to feel terrified in her own home.

“For this woman to come forward after such an experience is a very difficult thing to do so I hope she feels some satisfaction knowing her voice has been heard and that Jones has been convicted and sent to prison.

“As a force, we are committed to taking all reports of sexual offences extremely seriously and will do all we can to bring offenders to justice.

“To report a sexual offence to Northamptonshire Police, no matter how historic, please call us on 101 or in an emergency, 999.”