December 2018

Child sex offender locked up

A 53-year-old man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Russell Ridgewell, of Fox Hill Road East in Carlton, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court today having previously pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual touching and one count of sexual assault by penetration.

Police were made aware of the offence last year where he pulled the girl into a room and kissed her before sexually assaulting her despite her saying no.

He was swiftly arrested and charged to face the court process.

As well as the prison sentence, he was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.