September 2017

Castleford sex offender jailed for 19 years

A Castleford man has been jailed for 19 years for a series of indecent assaults against a young girl.

Shaun Land, 49, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of six offences against the child.

He was also placed on the sexual offences register for life.

The offences took place between 1995 and 2000.

Police investigations began in Summer 2016 after the victim came forwards to report the offences to Wakefield safeguarding detectives.

Land forced his victim to go through the ordeal of a trial and refused at every stage to take responsibility for his offending