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Jail sentence for man who claimed to be a police officer and sexually assaulted girl in Nottingham

He was charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child.

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A man groomed a girl, told her he was police officer and sexually assaulted her.

Steven Tuckwood, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to three years in prison at Nottingham Crown Court today (Friday 13 November).

The 22-year-old was arrested in March 2018 after Nottinghamshire Police received a report of a sexual offence at a flat in Sneinton.

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The investigation uncovered that he had been with the girl for ten days and when police officers had found them, he tried to claim he had just found the girl on the street at the time.

He was subsequently charged and pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child.

Police Constable Liah Lane, who led the investigation, said: “Child sex offences are appalling and as a force, Nottinghamshire Police is committed to investigating all reports thoroughly.

“I welcome today’s result and I hope that it will bring closure to his victim, who was incredibly brave to report this incident to us.

“We hope this sends the message out of how completely unacceptable sexual offences are on any level and how we will not tolerate it in Nottinghamshire.

“I hope any victims out there know that they can come to us, tell us what they’ve been through so we can do everything we can to investigate and bring such offenders to justice.”

If you are a victim or survivor of sexual abuse or offences, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999.