Man sentenced to 14 years for series of Child Sex Offences
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Alexander Slimings, 21 from Billingham, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and handed a lifelong Sexual Harm Prevention Order at Teesside Crown Court today (Friday 27 October) after pleading guilty to a total of 34 Child Sex Offences.
The offences included multiple counts of Sexual Assault, Making and Taking Indecent Images of Children and Voyeurism. The offences occurred between October 2019 and March 2023, and took place in the Teesside and County Durham areas.
Slimings was arrested and charged in March 2023. He was remanded in custody, where he has remained since.
The subsequent investigation into the offences he was initially arrested for, led to the identification of a number of other victims. Slimings was then charged for a series of further offences.
Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Jez Collins, the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said:
“Slimings’ offences and the details of the investigation were deeply distressing for the victims and their families, and I thank them for their support and remarkable resilience during what has been a very sensitive enquiry.
“I would also like to thank the investigators and staff from our Child Abuse and Vulnerable Adults Team (CAVA), our Paedophile On-Line Investigation Team (POLIT) and others, as well as representatives from Durham Police and partner agencies for their professionalism and support. Working collaboratively helped ensure the victims and their families were kept informed and supported at all stages of the investigation.
“I am satisfied that Slimings is now behind bars, where he can no longer prey on those most vulnerable in our society.
“Cleveland Police take all allegations of this nature seriously and we encourage victims of sexual abuse to come forward and report it. We have specialist officers who are trained to help you and investigate this type of crime.”