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Nicholas Clements has today (4 November) been sentenced to 27 months in custody for attempting to engage in sexual communications with a child, and attempting to meet with a child following grooming.
Clements, aged 35, of Laurel Close, Lincoln, appeared today at Lincoln Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Clements was also made the subject of a ten year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Detective Constable Lucy Morris, of the Lincolnshire Police Protecting Vulnerable Persons Unit said: “We do everything in our power to make sure that perpetrators, like Clements, are brought before the court to face justice. We will pursue anyone responsible for child sexual abuse and this is a message to perpetrators that you will face a custodial sentence for your actions.
"We hope that this gives confidence and reassurance to anyone who has suffered abuse, be it recent or years ago. You will be taken seriously and treated with sensitivity and respect.”
Available on our website is advice for parents, guardians and professionals about child abuse.
Spring Lodge is the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for Lincolnshire. They provide help for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused at any point in their lives. They also have a specific section for support for under 18’s.
The freephone NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 is available for anyone to report or seek advice about recent or non-recent abuse. Calls can be made anonymously.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a UK children’s charity dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse and runs a confidential helpline 0808 1000 900.