Merseyside Police today, Tuesday 18th October, welcomed the sentencing of a Formby man for indecent assault.
Stephen Crosby, 63, of Wrigleys Close, was sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty following a trial of one count of indecent assault which took place in February 2000 when he was working as a doctor.
Crosby denied the offence and was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday and sentenced today.
Detective Constable Tracy O’Hara said: “Merseyside Police takes every report of sexual offences extremely seriously, whether or not they are recent, and has dedicated officers within the force’s Unity Team who are specially trained to both thoroughly investigate allegations and make sure that those reporting them are properly supported. “I would like to take this opportunity to reassure anyone who has suffered a sexual offence that if you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will deal with you sensitively and make sure that reports are properly and thoroughly investigated.
“The victim in this case came forward and today she has received justice. Hopefully today’s sentencing will mean she can now move on with her life.” People can call officers in the force's specialist Unity team on 0151 777 1382. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.