'Dangerous' Warsop woman admitted to sexual offences with young girls and child abduction

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A 22-year-old Warsop woman has been jailed for three years after admitting a number of child sex offences.

Alysia Smedley was already a registered sex offender after previously receiving a suspended sentence in October 2016 for sexual activity with a child - and being made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

However she appeared before Nottingham Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, September 25) for sentencing after admitting 12 offences, including sexual offences against three girls aged under 16 and breaching the terms of her court order by being in contact with them, and two other girls, without informing social services.

On one occasion she kept a girl away from her home at a friend's house for over 24 hours when the Sexual Harm Prevention Order was in place.

Smedley, formerly of Vale Avenue, Warsop, pleaded guilty to one offence of child abduction, one offence of sexual assault, four offences of sexual activity with a child and seven offences of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order in relation to the five girls.

As well as the prison sentence she was given a five-year restraining order banning her from contacting three of the victims in the case and a restraining order banning her from entering Warsop or Church Warsop - except for a pre-arranged visit when Social Services have been notified. The terms of the previous Sexual Harm Prevention Order against Smedley was extended indefinitely.

Smedley appeared in court alongside co-defendant Katie Hicken, 22, of Sherwood Street, Warsop, who admitted one charge of sexual activity with a child. She was given a conditional discharge.

Officer in the case Detective Constable Louisa McGregor said: "Smedley is a dangerous individual that has preyed on young girls and this has had a significant impact on their lives.

"We'd like to thank the victims and their families for their commitment in this case and for putting their trust in us.

"It has been a lengthy investigation and we are pleased they can now put this behind them."