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Man sentenced to life for sex offences

Further investigations into a sex offender first convicted in 1970 have led to the discovery of three more victims and a life sentence for a 65-year-old man.

A new investigation was launched into Trevor Elley (65), from Lincoln, in December 2016, which identified three victims who informed officers of offences committed against them between 1983 and 2008. The ages of the victims at the time ranged from seven and 12.

The charges against the victims, which included rape and indecent assault, were brought to court in January of this year, and Elley was found guilty by a jury on all 12 charges.*

Elley was first convicted in 1970 and his last conviction was in 1988. He was placed on the sex offender register and had a sex offenders prevention order put in place, which he was convicted of breaching three times between 2007 and 2008. A new investigation was launched against him in 2016.

Detective Inspector David McKean, said: “I can only admire the bravery of the victims in coming forward. By being able to tell somebody else what they went through, they have allowed us to work for them to get justice and I can only hope they feel that at least some justice has been served.

“This case went through a trial, which meant that the victims had to speak in court about what they went through, and give evidence. By showing bravery that cannot really be described, it has allowed for a successful prosecution and a life sentence.

“Rest assured, even if crimes were committed years ago, Lincolnshire Police will investigate all offences committed against vulnerable people, and work to get a prosecution for them.”



Notes for editors

*Charges include:

  • Rape of a boy under 13 x2
  • Attempt buggery
  • Indecent assault x7
  • Sexual assault x2

20 Dec 18 4:47 PM

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