Febuary 2005

Labour Councillor jailed for Indecent assault on young girls

Labour Councillor (Coxhoe, Durham) Les Sheppard was convicted in 2004 on ten counts of indecent assault on young girls.

Jailed for 2 years and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years. Teeside Crown Court heard how 71 year-old Cllr Sheppard lured his victims into his gold Porsche before driving them to remote spots, where he would submit them to sickening sex attacks.

After his arrest the Labour nonce told police: “I love women, but you do things which you regret”.

The “women” Sheppard refers to were victims aged between 9 and 13 years old