Eighteen years for man convicted of child sex offences
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A 39-year-old man has today (Friday 13 August) been jailed for 18 years for a raft of sexual offences – including six counts of rape.
Darren Looby committed the offences in Loughborough between 2011 and 2018.
Last month, following a trial at Leicester Crown Court, he was convicted of 18 offences – six counts of sexual activity with a child, four counts of rape, four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of rape of a child under 13 and two counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration.
Looby, of Chilwell in Nottingham, is also subject to a 12-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and an extended licence period of four years.
The victim in the case was a child when the abuse began, but came forward to report matters to police three years ago. Following the disclosures made an investigation, led by the force’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU), began.
Detective Constable Emma Burrows, from the CAIU’s non-recent team, said: “I am pleased that Looby is now serving a significant custodial sentence and hope this will provide a degree of closure to the victim.
“I also hope the fact he’s been jailed for his crimes – the first of which happened 10 years ago – will encourage any other victims of sexual abuse who have not yet come forward to speak out and seek justice.”
- There are a number of different agencies who are able to offer independent help and support to victims of sexual offences in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
- Further information on these services and details can be found by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/
- Further information about online child abuse can be found by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/caa/child-abuse/online-child-abuse/