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Nottingham man given hospital order after admitting child sexual offences

Officers seized his mobile phone and also found hundreds of indecent images.

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A 30-year-old man has been given an indeterminate hospital order after being convicted of a catalogue of serious sexual offences against two girls.

Simon Limb, formerly of Corporation Oaks, St Ann’s, pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to 18 offences.

The charges included:

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– Thirteen counts of sexual assault of a child under 13

– Two counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity

– Two counts of possession of indecent photographs of a child

– One count of possession of prohibited images of children

The Ministry of Justice will determine when Limb can be released.

As well as his sentence, Limb has also been made subject of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

The incidents happened between 2006 and 2010 and also between 2015 and 2018.

His crimes first came to light after he was arrested in November 2018 for historic child sexual offences.

Officers seized his mobile phone and also found hundreds of indecent images.

Detective Constable Kerry Peace led the investigation. She said: “Limb’s offending was sustained over many years and I commend the two victims for the bravery they have shown in coming forward.

“I hope this outcome shows other victims that Nottinghamshire Police takes these crimes seriously and that we do everything we can to bring offenders to justice.

“Nottinghamshire Police would urge anyone affected by these crimes to report them on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. We always treat victims with compassion and understanding.”

There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to survivors of sexual abuse in Nottinghamshire.

More information on these services and details on who to contact if you have been a victim of a sexual offence can be found by visiting https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/

Note – If you are convicted of a crime, the courts can send you to hospital instead of prison. They can do this if you have a mental disorder and need hospital treatment, under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

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