Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Child Sex Offences

A man has been sentenced for child sex offences at Carlisle Crown Court.

Andrew Fairley, 58, of Millhilll, Musselburgh, East Lothian has today, July 1, been sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Andrew Fairley

Detective Sergeant Tom Windridge said “Fairley used his position of trust to exploit his victims for his own fulfilment.

“Today’s result show that we are committed to protecting children from sexual abuse.

“Our specialist officers work together in partnership with support agencies across Cumbria to investigate and bring perpetrators of these horrific crimes before the courts.

“I encourage anyone who has concerns that a child might be a victim of online child sexual exploitation or abuse to contact us”

The offences, below, relate to incidents against two boys that occurred between January 2006 and July 2011 in Rowrah.

  • Causing a child under 13 to watch an image of sexual activity
  • Engage in sexual communications with a child
  • Inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity
  • Two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child
  • Engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child
  • Sexual assault on a male

To report a crime, visit our website or call police on 101.

Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Further information on the support available for victims of sexual abuse is available on the Constabulary’s website under the get advice section. 

If you have been affected by rape or sexual assault, contact The Bridgeway Sexual Assault Support Service’s 24/7 free helpline on 0808 118 6432.