1. ITV Report

Man jailed for 30 years for historic sex offences

A man who sexually abused five teenage boys has been jailed for 30 years after being found guilty of a catalogue of historic sexual offences.

Earlier this year, Dylan Lamb, was charged with a number of sexual offences committed in South Yorkshire over a 40 year period against five victims.

The offences took place over a 40 year period Credit: SYP

At the time of the offences, Lamb was employed as a football coach later as a hockey coach.

Lamb’s offending came to light when one of his victims spoke to a police officer.

After initially charges were brought, a further three victims came forward reporting that Lamb had abused them too having met him in his role as a sports coach.

Some victims reported Lamb would buy meals, birthday presents and arrange group trips where they would stay overnight, such as camping.

He would also invite them to stay with him either at his house, or in a hotel. It was through these events where he would subject the boys to abuse.

Lamb was found guilty of eleven counts of indecent assault, five counts of indecency with a child and five counts of other additional sexual offences.

The victims were all aged between 13 and 17 when the abuse occurred.

The horrific, sustained abuse that Lamb subjected the boys to has had a profound impact on them and first and foremost I’d like to praise their bravery in coming forward and speaking to police about what happened.

The five survivors, now all adults, have been forced to recount the abuse in detail through a trial and they have all shown immense courage in standing up to Lamb once again and telling the court what happened to them.

I hope that knowing he has been found guilty and is now facing what could potentially be the rest of his life behind bars offers them some comfort.

Lamb was in a position of trust, and he abused that in the most horrific way possible.

– Detective Constable Kath Coulter