Kettering child sex offender spared jail

A Kettering man who was convicted of child sex offences has been spared a prison term.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 4:40 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 5:46 pm
Crown Court GV NNL-140530-091516001

Stephen McFarlane, aged 49, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court for inciting a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

He was given a three-year community order and faces a lifetime on the sex offenders’ register.

A five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also granted.

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McFarlane was convicted following an investigation by officers from Northants Police’s RISE (Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation) team.

Anybody with any concerns that a child may be at risk of child sexual exploitation should call police on 101, or the Child Safeguarding Team on 0300 126 1000.