A MAN has been jailed after inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, assaulting a child by touching and engaging sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Donald Ian Campbell, 71 and of Poole, pleaded guilty at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 25 to three counts of inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, three counts of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching and one count of engaging sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13.

He was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesday, October 20 to six years in prison and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 15 years, as well as being placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.

Dorset Echo: Donald Campbell was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court

Following an investigation, Campbell was arrested on Friday, February 26 and admitted in interview to inciting his victim to engage in sexual activity.

Detective constable Ade Stocker, of the Child Abuse Investigation Team (CAIT), said: “I would like to pay tribute to the victim and her family for their bravery in reporting these offences and allowing Dorset Police to carry out a thorough investigation.

“I am pleased that Campbell has been given a custodial sentenced for the crimes he subjected his victim to.

“I hope that the outcome of this case demonstrates that we will extensively investigate incidents of this nature and we would encourage any other victims of sexual abuse to please report it to Dorset Police.”

People can report sexual abuse at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online.

For child safety advice visit https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/crime-prevention-help-advice/cyber-crime/child-online-safety/.