Man Sentenced For Sexual Offences, Keighley

Wednesday July 7, 2021

A Keighley man has been jailed for four years for sexual offences against a young girl. 

Les Lonsdale (31) from Keighley was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on Friday July 2 after pleading guilty to three offences of sexual activity with a child.

The 31-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison for each of the three offences, with the sentences to run alongside each other.

The offending took place in 2018.

Lonsdale has also been placed on the sex offenders register for life and made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

DC Nicola Brook of the Bradford Crime Safeguarding Team, said: “We welcome Lonsdale’s sentencing for his very serious offending against a young and very vulnerable girl.

“I hope both she and her family can take some comfort from seeing him put before the courts and sentenced for what he has done.

“All reports of sexual abuse are thoroughly investigated with the victim’s needs at the heart of every investigation.”

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