CAGED: ‘Callous’ paedophile abused kids as young as two at homes and woods in Nottinghamshire

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A man who abused two young children for more than five years has been jailed.

Simon Stocken, 40, from Dallison Road, Hibaldstow, South Humberside, was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court last Friday.

Stocken’s reign of abuse started in 1989 when he assaulted a six-year-old girl. He also assaulted a boy who was aged just two. Stocken then continued to abuse the boy for five years.

The offences took place at addresses and woodland in Nottinghamshire.

Stocken was found guilty of one count of indecent sexual assault, seven counts of indecent sexual assault on a male, three counts of indecency with a child and one count of attempted burglary at the same court in November 2015.

DC Asif Majid, the officer dealing with the case, said: “I am pleased that the hard work of all the officers involved in this case has been rewarded with a good sentence.

“It is clear that Simon Stocken is a callous and dangerous individual and he will have a considerable amount of time to think about his actions.

“For the victims, I hope that seeing Stocken sentenced will start a long healing process.”