Man jailed for historic Lincoln sexual assaults against young girl

A 58-year-old man from Newark has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for historic sexual assaults against a young girl in Lincoln.

Philip Butler (formally Philip Nelson), of Yorke Drive, Newark, was sentenced on Monday, October 12 at Lincoln Crown Court.

He was found guilty of four counts of indecent assault against a girl under the age of 14.

The offences were committed between 1978 and 1984 in the Lincoln area.

Investigating Officer DC Kirsty Longmuir said: “We hope that this is a powerful message to victims.

“That their bravery and courage in coming forward to help with enquiries such as this, will not be in vain.

“We treat reports of sexual abuse with the gravity that they deserve regardless of whether that abuse is current or historic.”