Spalding sex beast jailed for 11 years after ‘dreadful’ and abhorrent acts

Paul Jennings
Paul Jennings
  • He took overdose after getting caught
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A Spalding man who admitted a series of sex attacks was today (Monday) jailed for 11 years at Lincoln Crown Court.

Paul Jennings was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for life and given a lifetime sexual offences prevention order.

The offences are dreadful and abhorrent

Defending solicitor Jonathan Straw

Mr Justice Goss, passing sentence, said Jennings had regarded his victim as an easy target and told him: “You engaged in a series of acts purely to obtain sexual gratification.”

Jennings (49), of Holbeach Road, Spalding, admitted three charges of sexual assault by penetration.

He also pleaded guilty to further charges of sexual activity and forcing his victim to watch a sexual act.

Lisa Hardy, prosecuting, said the offences came to light in March this year after Jennings was caught in the act of carrying out an attack on his victim.

Police were called but before they arrived he took an overdose of tablets.

He was taken to hospital as a result of the overdose and later gave a no comment interview.

Jonathan Straw, defending, said Jennings acknowledged he faced a long jail sentence.

“The offences are dreadful and abhorrent. His best mitigation is his guilty pleas. He asks me to express his remorse.”