Offender Jailed Over Non-Recent Child Sex Abuse

A convicted sex offender has been jailed after being found guilty of non-recent child sex abuse.

Jonathan Mellor, 52, of May Place, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, was interviewed in 2018 after the now-adult victim came forward to report abuse he experienced as a child.

Mellor was already placed on the child sex offender register in 2000, following previous convictions of indecent assault on a male, and indecency with a child.

He was found guilty following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court last month, of a total of four charges of indecent assault of a male child and gross indecency with a male child.

He was sentenced at the same court on Monday (15 November) to six years imprisonment.

Mellor will also be subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years (SHPO) and will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Speaking following Mellor’s sentencing, Investigative Officer Janine Shropshire, of Staffordshire Police’s Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) team, said: “It is right that Mellor received a custodial sentence for his offending which caused great distress to the victim and impacted him into adulthood.

“I am pleased that Mellor will be subject to a SHPO and will remain on the register for the rest of his life, so we can continue to make sure he does not offend any further.

“The public should know that we take reports of child sexual abuse extremely seriously, whatever age you are when you report it, you will be listened to, you will be supported and we will work to achieve justice for you.”

If you have been affected by sexual abuse, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or call 999 in an emergency.

Tony Walley
News & Sport Editor

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