Convicted Lincoln paedophile jailed for two years

A man who showed an indecent photograph of himself to a nine year old girl was today jailed for two years.

Gordon Frow was visiting the girl’s home at an address in the south of Lincoln when he produced his phone and showed the girl the image.

Lincoln Crown Court was told that the still photograph showed Frow performing a sex act. The girl’s reaction was to cover her eyes and to tell him to get the photograph off the screen.

Frow, 37, whose address was given as c/o College Close, Lincoln, denied a charge of causing a child to watch a sexual act as a result of the incident in November 2016 but was found guilty by a jury after a trial. He was cleared of sexually assaulting the young girl.

In a separate trial he was found not guilty of charges of rape and sexual assault on a woman. The jury failed to reach a verdict on a further charge of sexual assault and afterwards the prosecution decided not to pursue the matter. He denied all three matters.

He denied two charges of breach of a non-molestation after contacting two women in breach of a previous court order. He changed his plea and admitted one of the charges and was found guilty by a jury of the second charge.

Frow had earlier admitted a charge of driving while disqualified.

Greg Purcell, prosecuting, said that he had previous convictions going back to 2002 for a number of offences including harassment and breach of a restraining order. In 2004 he was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16.

Frow was jailed for two years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years. He was also banned from driving for three years.

A decision on whether to impose a sexual harm prevention order has been adjourned to a later date.

Judge Simon Hirst, passing sentence, told him “These offences are so serious that only a custodial sentence can be passed.”

James Gray, in mitigation, said that Frow continues to maintain his innocence of the offences for which he had been convicted.