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Selby Child Abuser Jailed For 15 Years

Police 7

6:12am 28th August 2014

Phillip Jon Haddock, 43, was jailed at York Crown Court after pleading guilty to seven offences, including one of raping a teenage boy, four charges of sexually assaulting a girl aged under 13, one rape of a girl under 13 and one attempted rape of a girl aged under 13.

The offences took place between 2012 and 2014.

Detective Constable Charlotte Gregory of North Yorkshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit, said: “The sentence handed down to Phillip Haddock today will be of some comfort to the two children he has violated and taken advantage of during a period of their lives when they were very vulnerable"

“Although the sentence cannot reflect the impact that his actions have had on the victims, it does mean that they can now start to look to their futures and try to come to terms with the ordeal they have endured"

“There is no doubt that Haddock presents a danger to children and would have continued to do so had it not been for the courage of his victims and their loved ones in supporting the police investigation."

“The jailing of Haddock means that society and children in general are now protected from the depraved and sickening actions of a dangerous man.”

DC Gregory added: “I hope the outcome of this case gives other victims who are suffering from abuse, the confidence to come forward and report their ordeal to the police. We have specially trained officers who specialise in dealing with crimes of this nature and work with partner agencies who can offer further support.”

 Anyone who is affected by sexual abuse, whether it is happening now, or occurred many years ago, should not hesitate to come forward to the police or contact one of the many agencies who can help.

If you do not want to talk to the police, you can contact Bridge House, North Yorkshire's Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) directly on 01904 669339 www.turntobridgehouse.org 

 

  • To contact  North Yorkshire Police please call 101.
  • If you have a speech or hearing impairment you can use Textphone 18001      101 for all non-emergencies
  • In an emergency or if your safety is threatened, always call the police on 999.
  • Textphone 18000 - in an emergency
  • North Yorkshire's Confidential rape support line on 0300 111 0777 run by IDAS
  • National Rape Crisis Support Line Freephone 0808 802 9999

 

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