Police reveal 33 sex offenders live in Dales

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There are 33 registered sex offenders currently living in the Derbyshire Dales – according to statistics released by the police.

A Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire police submitted by the Mercury has revealed that as of August 11 this year there were 33 sex offenders living in the B Division South.

The division covers towns and villages including Matlock, Bakewell, Darley Dale, Wirksworth, Hathersage, Tideswell, Tissington and Carsington.

Of that number, 32 had offences relating to children, either involving contact or no contact.

Of these offenders one had reoffended within the last year.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Although 32 of the offenders in this case have been convicted of sexual offences against children, these can be varied and include both contact and non-contact offences, such as possessing indecent images.

“The number of registered sex offenders living in the B South policing area is also low when compared to the population, which was over 71,000 in 2011.

“However, one of our priorities is protecting the public from harm, and we regularly work with our partner agencies to ensure that the management of sexual offenders in our area helps us to achieve that.”

The types of offences which are classed under Schedule Three of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 are incest, buggery, indecency between men, indecent assault, encouraging prostitution, rape, sexual assault, child sex offences committed by an adult or young person or abuse of position of trust.

Other offences include offences against persons with a mental health disorder, care worker offences, paying for sexual services of a child, inciting a child into prostitution or pornography, administer substance with intent, sex with an adult relative, exposure or voyeurism.

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