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Ice skater sentenced to 3 years for sex offences

A paedophile ice skater from Mansfield has been sentenced to three years in a young offenders institution for a string of sexual offences against girls as young as 12.

Jamie Whiteman Credit: PA

Jamie Whiteman, 20, had competed for the Great Britain team at the Youth Olympic Games and the Junior World Championships.

Last month he admitted 16 sexual offences against five girls, including repeatedly having sex with one of them from when she was just 13.

British figure skater to be sentenced after admitting 16 sexual offences

Jamie Whiteman when he competed in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

A British figure skater, who competed as part of the Youth Team GB Olympic Squad, is due to be sentenced today after admitting 16 sexual offences against five school girls.

Jamie Whiteman, from Mansfield, groomed teenagers who had a schoolgirl crush on him, encouraging them in a string of sexual acts as he moved from one girl to another over 20 months.

Whiteman pleaded guilty to one charge of making indecent photographs of children, eight charges of inciting or causing children to engage in sexual activity, one charge of voyeurism and four charges of sexual activity with a child.


Police are under investigation over Amber Peat tragedy

Police are under investigation for the handling of public information on the tragic death of Derbyshire teenager, Amber Peat.

Officers are being investigated over concerns that they failed to act thoroughly on reported sightings.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Nottinghamshire Police over its handling.

The IPCC have issued the following statement.

We are conducting an independent investigation into Nottinghamshire Police's response to the missing person's report concerning Amber Peat.

"The investigation is in its early stages and we have made initial contact with Amber's family to inform them of our investigation."

– IPCC statement regarding Amber Peat update


Man bailed over Facebook Amber Peat murder claim

Amber Peat was found dead a mile away from her home in Mansfield just over a fortnight ago. Credit: Family handout

A man who suggested on Facebook Mansfield teenager Amber Peat was murdered has been bailed.

A 19-year-old male was arrested in London on Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police on suspicion of malicious communication, after writing a post on the social networking site during the three day search for the 13-year-old.

Amber was found hanged near her home in Mansfield a fortnight ago. Police are not treating her death as suspicious.

The inquest into the death of Amber Peat opens today

Irana Jackson and her son Finley lay flowers at the scene in Westfield Lane, Mansfield, where a body was found last night during the search for missing 13-year-old girl Amber Peat. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The body of 13-year-old Amber Peat was discovered in Mansfield after she walked out of the family home afternoon following a row with her parents.

The inquest into her death will take place today at Nottingham Coroner's Court, in Old Market Square, Nottingham.

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