Lincoln paedophile jailed for historic sexual abuse

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A 45-year-old Lincoln man has been jailed for eight years after he was found guilty of the sexual abuse of four children in the 1990s.

Stephen Winter, of Millers Road, Waddington, Lincoln, “refused to take responsibility for his actions” but was found guilty of six counts of incident assault at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, April 9.

He was sentenced to eight years imprisonment on April 10. He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

During the six-day trial the court heard that Winter had abused the four girls over a number of years in Nottinghamshire.

He was acquitted of three further counts of indecent assault and one count of indecency with a child.

DS Stuart Barson said: “Stephen Winter sexually abused four young and vulnerable children and, even when faced with a trial, refused to take responsibility for his actions.

“This has been a lengthy and challenging investigation and I would like to pay testament to the bravery of the four women who gave evidence against Winter to ensure he was brought to justice.”