Kirsty Jubb, a 27-year-old woman from Sheffield, has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after admitting to sexual offences against children, according to The South Yorkshire Police.
Jubb appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, the 13th of November for sentencing, after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual communication with a child at a previous hearing.
The court heard testimony about how Jubb sexually assaulted two young boys over several months. The boys have not been identified because as victims of sexual assault they have the right to anonymity. There was additional evidence of the abuse, including explicit text messages that were sent to the teenagers.
At least one of the boys was subjected to multiple sexual assaults, according to investigating officer, Temporary Detective Sergeant Lee Atkins.
NEWS: A #Sheffield woman has been jailed for four-and-a-half years today, after admitting sexual offences against children.
Kirsty Jubb was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
— South Yorkshire Police (@syptweet) November 13, 2020
“Jubb manipulated and groomed her victims, sending them sexual and explicit messages. When Jubb was arrested and her phone was seized, we found evidence of thousands of messages. Jubb also sexually assaulted one of the victims. Both boys have shown exceptional bravery and strength in talking to police officers about Jubb’s offending and I am grateful to them and their families for the support given to our investigation,” Atkins said.
“Jubb now faces time behind bars for her crimes and I hope her victims are able to begin to move forward and recover from this undoubtedly traumatic and upsetting time in their young lives,” Atkins added.
In addition to her prison sentence, Jubb was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.
In its most recent figures, The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 7.5% of adults aged 18 to 74 years experienced sexual abuse before the age of 16 years, which is roughly 3.1 million people, this includes both adult and child perpetrators. The abuse was most likely to have been perpetrated by a friend or acquaintance (37%); around a third (30%) were sexually abused by a stranger.
In the year ending March 2019, the police in England and Wales recorded 73,260 sexual offences where there was data to identify the victim was a child.