A Long Eaton man has been jailed for 27 years for sex crimes and child rape

A Long Eaton man has been jailed for 27 years for a series of child sex offenses and rapes. Nigel Jackson, of William Street, was found guilty of 17 offenses between 2003 and 2019.

The 57-year-old was arrested in February 2019 and has denied all charges, including five counts of raping the girl, one count of attempting to rape the girl and four counts of touching the girl of a sexual nature. Other charges included three counts of rape of a woman, one count of sexual assault on a woman, two counts of assault by penetration of a girl and one count of sexual assault by penetration of a woman.

A lengthy investigation was conducted, and DNA evidence helped convict Jackson and find him guilty of 17 charges. Detective Sergeant Ryan McVeigh, of Derbyshire Police, who investigated the case, said: “The victim was only 11 when the abuse began and it is difficult to even begin to understand the suffering Jackson caused her.

“I would like to commend the victim’s courage in reporting what happened to her and her cooperation throughout the investigation and court process.” Detective Sergeant McVeigh added: “No one should ever have to go through this and I hope this trial and the sentence Jackson received will go some way to helping the victim deal with what happened to her.”

“As this case demonstrates, we take all reports of recent sexual offenses seriously and strive to ensure that the victim’s wishes and needs are paramount. All allegations will be thoroughly investigated.”

Derbyshire Police is asking for help if you or someone you know has been the victim of rape, sexual assault or any other sexual offense. The police have a tool on their website to report rape and sexual assault.

You can also contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.