A man has been jailed for a total of six and a half years after being found guilty of a number of non-recent child sex offences
Jack William Douglas Lowe, aged 26, of Depden Gardens, Dibden Purlieu was found guilty at Southampton Crown Court on Friday 21 January of 10 counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, two counts of attempted rape of a child under 13, one count of attempted sexual activity with a child and one count of raping a girl under 13.
The offences took place against three children between 2010 and 2011, all of which occurred at a number of addresses in the East Boldre area.
Lowe was today (16 February) sentenced at the same court for a total of six and a half years in prison. He was also ordered to sign onto the sex offenders register – which he will remain on for an indefinite period.
Detective Constable Donna Kay of Hampshire Constabulary, said: “We hope that today’s sentencing has provided Lowe’s victims some element of closure, knowing that he has been sentenced for the truly harrowing offences he committed against them.
“While the ordeals that they suffered at the hands of Lowe will undoubtedly remain with them, we again, would like to praise their courage in coming forward and reporting these incident to our officers.
“They have been incredibly brave in supporting the prosecution efforts and providing vital evidence at court – which for individuals so young – is remarkable, given the extremely difficult circumstances they faced. We hope that they can now move on with their lives knowing that justice has been served.
“A thorough investigation by Hampshire Constabulary’s specialist Amberstone Unit has today resulted in a serial sexual offender being brought to justice.
“I would also like to thank those officers who worked alongside the victims for their dedication to compiling vital evidence and information, enabling us to secure a conviction.
“We are committed to getting justice for victims and would encourage anyone has been victim of child sexual abuse, or if they know someone who has been impacted by child sexual abuse, to contact police on 101. They can speak with our specialist officers with confidence”.
As a survivor of sexual abuse, you’re entitled to support whether you report the crime or not. You can access different types of support depending on how you’re feeling and what you decide to do next.
You can visit https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/support-for-victims-of-rape-and-sexual-assault/ to see the support on offer.
If you’ve been a victim, please report rape or sexual assault as soon as possible. Even if you’re not 100 per cent sure, we’d sooner hear from you so that we can make sure you’re safe. If you’re not ready to talk to the police just yet, that’s OK. There are a range of places to get support, advice and medical help.
You can speak to a number of organisations in confidence and what you tell them won’t be shared with the police unless you ask for it to be.
For more information, please visit https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rsa/rape-and-sexual-assault/support-for-victims-of-rape-and-sexual-assault/