Hampshire Alert Header Hampshire Alert Header
Click here to sign up to Isle of White Alert Click here to login to your Isle of White	Alert account

Man sentenced to two years and six months in prison after being found guilty of several non-recent sex offences in Cowplain

Alert message sent 09/03/2021 15:24:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary



A man has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison after being found guilty of several non-recent sex offences in Cowplain following a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Simon Shaw, 46, of St John Street in Wells, Somerset, was found guilty on Friday 8 January of four counts of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 15.

The court heard that Shaw began abusing his victim in 2011, with his final offence occurring in 2012.

His offences were reported to the police by the victim in 2017.

He was sentenced on Monday 8 March, after previously denying all charges against him.

Detective Sergeant Shaun Goddard from Hampshire Constabulary’s Eastern Criminal Investigation Department said: “Understandably this was a very traumatic ordeal for the victim and I would like to commend her on her bravery and courage, which has helped secure this guilty verdict.

“We encourage anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence, no matter when it happened, to contact us on 101 and speak with an officer in confidence.”
Message sent by
Danielle Butler (Police, Communications Officer, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.