A child rapist, and a man and a woman sentenced for rape and sexual offences against children, were among over 30 paedophiles jailed in 2020.
Judges in and near the county handed out prison sentences with the longest for David Hough, who was jailed for life. The shortest sentence, eight months, was given to Matthew Verity.
Here’s a summary of notable court reports from 2020 covered on The Lincolnite, with sentences in descending order.
A Scunthorpe child rapist, who was jailed for life, was caught when he took indecent pictures and uploaded them online.
David Hough, 56, of Derwent Road in Scunthorpe, maintained his innocence until the final day of the trial, forcing his three victims to relive the ordeal in court.
Oliver Wilson & Rebecca Holloway
A man and a woman from Lincolnshire who struck up a twisted relationship with each other were sentenced to a combined 48 years in prison for rape and sexual offences against children.
Oliver Wilson, 28, of Donington, Spalding was handed a prison sentence of 34-and-a-half years.
Rebecca Holloway, 26, of Rutland Street in Grimsby, was jailed for 13-and-a-half years.
Kenneth Leslie Mantle
A Grimsby man who raped a child for years was jailed for more than two decades.
Kenneth Leslie Mantle, 62, of Willingham Street, Grimsby was sentenced to 24 years in prison after a four-day trial and all the offences happened in North East Lincolnshire.
A 76-year-old pensioner could spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of rape and indecent assault on a young girl in the 1970s and 80s.
Ralph Stevenson was jailed for 22 years for repeatedly assaulting the girl at multiple addresses in the Nottingham area.
David Wright was jailed for 12 years for a string of historical child sex offences including raping a young girl.
Wright, 79, lived in Bardney at the time of the offences, which date back to between the 1970s and 1980s, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court back in February.
A pensioner who admitted a series of historic sex offences against young girls was jailed for 10-and-a-half years.
John Baldwin was told he had caused “immense harm” to his two victims.
A Buddhist meditation master based near Newark was jailed for eight years after admitting to sexually abusing a three-year-old girl, four decades ago, at her home in Brighton over six years.
Koji Takeuchi, who also goes by his professional name of Buddha Maitreya, went to the girls’ house for meditation sessions with her parents. He told them he would look after her so they could sleep, but subjected her to sexual abuse for several years.
A ‘perverted’ 78-year-old man was jailed for seven years after admitting to historic child sex offences dating back to the 1980s and 90s.
David Wilson, of Yaru Street, Queensland, Australia, will also spend the rest of his life on the Sex Offenders Register after he “stole the innocence” of two girls and two boys. Over a number of years he integrated himself into families with the intention of abusing vulnerable children.
An elderly paedophile may spend the rest of his life in custody after he was jailed for six years.
John Pycock, a former scout leader, admitted three charges involving sex attacks on a young girl when he appeared in court in November.
Pycock was previously jailed for 51 months back in June 2014 when he pleaded guilty to five offences involving sexual assaults on young boys, but had been released from that sentence when the latest offences came to light.
*Lincolnshire Police did not release a picture of the defendant
A man who had sex with a vulnerable young girl resulting in her becoming pregnant was jailed for six years back in April.
Damian Bavister targeted the girl and groomed her before having sex with her. The offence came to light after it was discovered that the teenage girl was pregnant and she later underwent a termination.
A university student who had sex with two underage girls has been jailed for a total of five years and 10 months at Lincoln Crown Court.
Christopher Shepherd, who is studying at the University of Lincoln for a masters degree in accountancy, was jailed after grooming two girls.
A Lincolnshire man was jailed for five years for grooming a schoolgirl online, convincing her to send him intimate photos before later engaging in sexual activity with her.
Matthew Twitchen, 38, told his victim, who has lifelong anonymity and should not be identified, that he was 18, when he was actually in his 30s.
Teen sex scandal
*Lincolnshire Police did not be release a picture of the defendant
Police dropped their investigation into reports that a stepmother was having sex with her teenage stepson, until the victim came forward four years later.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, began having full sex with the boy when she was in her early 30s and he was just turning 16. She was jailed for five years back in March.
Grimsby man Stephen Jagger was jailed for grooming a young girl with gifts before twice sexually assaulting her, including kissing her against her will.
Jagger, previously known as Stephen Hemingway, of Tasburgh Street in Grimsby, was jailed for four years and two months for two sexual assault incidents dating back to 2017. Police described him as a “despicable man who targeted a vulnerable child for his own sexual gratification”.
A brazen pervert from Boston had a picture of naked young girls as his computer screensaver when police visited him over reports of sexual assault.
Jeffrey Powell was arrested and when his computer was checked he was found to have downloaded thousands of indecent images of young children. He was jailed for four years.
A pensioner who admitted sexually assaulting a young girl was jailed for four years.
Terence MacKenzie abused the seven year-old earlier this year while he was living in the Spalding area. The offences came to light when the young girl told her mother who called in police.
Andrew Martin Cook
A convicted Lincolnshire sex offender who continued to message underage girls after he was released from prison was sent back to jail for four years.
Andrew Martin Cook was also given an extended licence sentence of three years on his release from prison after a judge concluded that he was “dangerous” and posed a significant risk to children.
Jamie Maschinsky, of Black Prince Avenue in Market Deeping, showed no remorse as he was jailed for four years for sexual offences against a child.
Following his trial that commenced on November 23 this year, he was found guilty of two counts of sexual assault of a girl aged under 13.
A Gainsborough woman convicted of sexually abusing a string of teenagers was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Kirsty Beattie invited the “vulnerable” youngsters into her home and groomed them with cigarettes and drink before carrying out the offences.
A man who persistently approached school girls in the street asking them to go with him was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Darren Chambers, 37, twice approached girls in the Skegness area after loitering around a secondary school as the students left for home.
A man who had sex with a 15-year-old girl and sent her a video of himself performing a sexual act was jailed for three years and four months.
Matthew Spry initially met the girl while he was working at a fair and later contacted her via Snapchat before meeting her.
A 25-year-old man from Lincoln was jailed for three years and three months for the downloading of more than 12,000 images of child abuse images, some of which were downloaded while on bail.
Jack Nicholls was charged with six counts of making indecent images of children, two counts of possession of indecent images of children and breaching a sexual harm prevention order in July.
A Lincoln man found himself caught in a paedophile hunters sting after sending explicit messages and pictures to what he believed to be teenage girls.
Patrick Malone, 34, set up a meeting with someone he believed to be the girl on WhatsApp, but when he turned up he was confronted by members of a paedophile hunter group. The group called the police, who then detained Malone and he was later jailed for two years and ten months.
A man was caught in a sting set up by a group of paedophile hunters after contacting what he believed to be 12-year-old girls over the internet.
Jack Payne initially made contact with the girls via an app not realising that “Katie” and “Madison” were actually adults who had set up decoy accounts aimed at trapping paedophiles. He was later jailed for two years.
A Cleethorpes man was jailed for two years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13.
Michael Taylor, of Fairview Avenue, Cleethorpes was sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court in September for the offence that took place in Tattershall in August 2018.
A convicted paedophile was put back behind bars for 20 months after he was caught downloading hundreds of indecent images of children as young as two-years-old.
Raymond Whittle attracted the attention of police again in April 2019 after a mobile phone linked to him was discovered to have accessed the illegal images. Whittle, who had previously spent nine years in custody after being convicted of 19 sex offences including the rape and attempted rape of young girls, was living at an address in Spalding following his release from jail.
A homeless man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl after drugging her at Lincoln train station was jailed.
Nathan Budgen had previously spoken to the victim and her friend and then sat near to them when their train arrived to take them to Retford. He offered the two girls a bottle of wine and then offered the 16-year-old a roll-up cigarette.
A married dad was jailed for 16 months after being caught talking to teenage girls by a paedophile sting set up by the Metropolitan Police.
Roger Hicks, who was living in Long Sutton at the time, used a chatroom to contact what he thought were two 13-year-old girls. However, the pair were actually officers from the Met Police who had set up decoy accounts to trap paedophiles.
A 33-year-old man was jailed for over a year for offences including sexual communications with a child.
Carl Potter was jailed for 12 months for sexual communications with a child, and four months consecutive for a breach of a suspended sentence for an offence of stalking in 2019.
*There was no photo of the defendant available from police
A 62-year-old man from Grimsby has been jailed for a year after touching himself in his car in a sexual way in front of two young girls.
Jaroslav Skorpik of Kesgrave Street pleaded guilty to the offence of “intentionally engaging in sexual activity in a place knowing or believing that a child would be aware of that activity”. He is also not allowed to attend any play areas or parks for 10 years.
A registered sex offender, who was jailed last summer after being caught by a paedophile hunter, is now back behind bars for breaching a court order by deleting dating apps from his phone.
Matthew Verity, 42, appeared at Peterborough Crown Court in August when he was jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order at a former hearing.