Detectives praise victim's bravery after abuser is jailed
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Detectives have praised a victim’s bravery after a former Sutton-in-Ashfield resident was locked up for non-recent child sexual abuse against her.
Daniel Holmes, aged 50, was living in Stanton Hill at the time he indecently assaulted the girl.
Holmes, who later moved to an address in Rye Close, Norwich, carried out the abuse in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He was found guilty by a jury after standing trial for two counts of indecent assault and a third count of gross indecency with the girl.
Holmes was jailed for seven years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Friday (2 February 2024).
He will also have to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely and was made subject of a five-year sexual harm prevention order, which will tightly restrict his behaviour when he is released.
Detective Constable Harry Glass, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’d like to commend the victim for coming forward, as I know it would have taken great courage to contact the police and relive her traumatic ordeals at Holmes’ hands.
“I hope this case reassures people we will always do our utmost to bring sex offenders to justice, no matter how long ago an offence occurred.
“I also hope it gives encouragement to any other survivors of abuse that they can come forward in the confidence that we will listen carefully to them, we will investigate, and we will seek justice for them - even if the abuse happened a long time ago. We will always take this type of offending seriously, irrespective of how many years have passed.”
There is a rape and sexual assault reporting tool on the Nottinghamshire Police website where offences can be reported. Here victims can tell police what has happened to them, or to someone else.
People can report anonymously, without giving their details.