Lincolnshire pensioner jailed for sexually assaulting child
A Lincolnshire pensioner who showed no remorse for his actions when appearing in court was sentenced for four years and five months in prison.
Martin McCullion, 68, of Rectory Close in Barrowby (near Grantham) was arrested after he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 10. The incident happened on May 1, 2021, and Martin McCullion was arrested later that day.
The case was heard at Nottingham Crown Court on August 13th. Martin McCullion who had pleaded guilty showed no emotion when the judge passed sentence.
As well as receiving a sentence of four years and five months, McCullion was also handed a lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Detective Constable Maria Ryder, from Lincolnshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons unit, said: “The victim and her family have shown huge resilience and determination to report the matter and support both the investigation and court proceedings.
“Without their courage, the offender could still be living in the community.
“The evidence that was presented gave the defendant little choice but to admit his offending. This, at least, spared the young victim giving evidence at court.
“Even so, McCullion has shown no remorse for his actions, only self-pity. His licence conditions and SHPO mean he will be monitored on his release.
“This was a team effort from PVP, and we can only hope that this result brings some comfort to the victim and their family.”