Man who sexually abused young girl jailed for eight years
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A man has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment after being found guilty of inciting a young girl to engage in sexual activity.
Nicholas McLeavey, 51, of Leicester, was convicted of three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity following a trial at Leicester Crown Court.
The victim was five-years-old at the time of the offending.
Nicholas McLeavey, who is also known as Leon, was sentenced at the same court yesterday (Tuesday 8 June) to eight years imprisonment. He was also ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register for life and was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years.
He was also issued with an order for 10 years which prohibits him from making contact with any prosecution witnesses.
The offences came to light when the girl was having a conversation with her mum who reported the offending to police.
A full investigation was undertaken by the force’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit. Detective Constable Catherine Smith was the officer in the case.
Following enquiries, McLeavey was arrested and charged.
Detective Sergeant Lisa Wood said: “McLeavey thought he could get away with this horrendous offending on a vulnerable young girl. But thanks to the bravery of the victim and the report being made to police, we were able to carry out a full investigation leading to McLeavey being brought to court, convicted and receiving a significant sentence.
“For the victim and her family this will never go away but I hope that this conviction does help in some small way as they continue to move forward in their lives.
“We urge any victim of a sexual offence to speak with someone close to them and to report the matter to police. All sexual offences reported will be fully investigated and full support will be provided.”