Thursday, February 19, 2015

Paedophile British police sergeant who committed 'most horrendous' sex attacks has his sentence increased to 20 years

A paedophile police sergeant who committed a series the 'most horrendous' sex attacks against his victim for more than a decade has had his jail sentence increased to 20 years.

Disgraced former Cambridgeshire Police officer Nick Lidstone, 56, was jailed for more than 14 years at Norwich Crown Court last December after admitting to a string of offences.

But Attorney General Jeremy Wright claimed the sentence was 'unduly lenient'. And today, judges at the Court of Appeal in London ruled that five-and-a-half years should be added to sentence.

Lindstone from Barrington, Cambridgeshire, admitted a series of rapes and child sex attacks relating to one victim last November.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, reported the years of abuse, which culminated in being raped as an adult, early last year.

Announcing the decision today, Lady Justice Macur, sitting with Mr Justice Green and Judge Keith Cutler, said: 'This offender's status in society as a serving police officer was a position which he abused.'

He had committed 'what can only be described as the most horrendous sexual offending', she said.

Lidstone, who was dismissed from his role at the force's headquarters after 30 years of service, was placed on the sex offenders' register for life.

Original report here

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