Man jailed for 15 years for assaulting girl

A MAN who sexually assaulted a girl over a six-year period has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Peter Holmes (43) from Sheffield Road, Chesterfield appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with two rapes and three sexual assaults. He was found guilty in November and was sentenced at a hearing on December 1.

He was sentenced to a total of 15 years’ imprisonment, received a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, and will remain on the sexual offenders register for life.

The offences occurred while Holmes lived in Somercotes.