Dismay over Burton paedophile escaping jail sentence after sting

The boss of a Burton charity which helps victims of rape and sexual abuse has said she is “not surprised” that a paedophile avoided jail for a sex offence involving a 14-year-old girl.

The 59-year-old had previously admitted a charge of attempting to cause a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity in April this year.

Ingledew was given a 12-month jail sentence at Stafford Crown Court suspended for two years and ordered to attend a rehabilitation activity.

Staffordshire Police said it would not distribute his mugshot due to the force’s policy that criminals must receive a minimum two-year jail sentence before photographs are released.

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