Wyke dad found guilty of child sex offences

Judge Colin Burn

Judge Colin Burn

First published in News

A father-of-one has been remanded in custody by a judge after a jury found him guilty of sexual offences against a young girl.

Craig Baldwin, 40, had denied charges of inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, but yesterday the jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on both allegations.

The victim cannot be identified for legal reasons.

Judge Burn said he had been convicted of two serious offences and a prison sentence was inevitable.

The offences date back December 2012 and Judge Burn said he wanted a pre-sentence report on Baldwin, of Whycote End, Wyke, to assess whether he posed any future risk.

“I’m afraid you will be remanded in custody until sentence in this matter which will be on March 7,” the judge told Baldwin.

He will now have to register as a sex offender with the police and prosecutor Christine Egerton said the prosecution would also be applying for a sexual offences prevention order to made against Baldwin at the next hearing.

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