Rainhill man sentenced to three years in prison for sex offences
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A Rainhill man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexual offences which took place on a hospital site.
Russell Ashton Jones, 45 years, of Ratcliffe Place in Rainhill appeared at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 27 April, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
He has also been put on the Sexual Offenders Register for 10 years.
In October 2022, Jones was arrested and charged with sexual assaulting a woman at Whiston Hospital.
At an earlier hearing in March he pleaded not guilty to the offence but was found guilty following a trial.
Detective Inspector Yoseph Al-Ramadhan said: “Despite the evidence against him, Jones chose to plead not guilty and put his victim through the ordeal of a trial. I would like to praise the courage and dignity shown by his victim throughout the investigation.
“Merseyside Police take all reports of sexual assault extremely seriously, and I hope this result shows that we will investigate reports thoroughly and put offenders before the courts so that they can pay for their crimes.”
Anyone with information or wants to report a sexual offence is asked to call 101 where you will be spoken to by specially trained officers or you can pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always call 999.
For women who have felt or feel unsafe in public spaces the Home Office has set up a pilot service (StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk) for anyone to anonymously report public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused.
Please note: 'StreetSafe' is not for reporting crime or incidents.
If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) you can call us on 101 or find out what online reporting services are available at StreetSafe | Police.uk (www.police.uk)