Woman, 27, jailed for grooming two boys by sending them explicit text messages

A 27-year-old woman has been jailed for more than four years after admitting sexual offences against two boys.

Saturday, 14th November 2020, 11:36 am
Updated Saturday, 14th November 2020, 11:38 am
Kirsty Jubb was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court

Kirsty Jubb, formerly of Walkey Road in Sheffield, groomed two boys over a period of months by sending explicit messages to them both.

Her victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, showed "exceptional bravery" in speaking to officers about the crimes, police said. One of the boys was subject to multiple sexual assaults.

Jubb was jailed for four-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday (Nov 13) after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual communication with a child at an earlier hearing. She was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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Temporary Detective Sergeant Lee Atkins, the investigating officer on the case for South Yorkshire Police, said: “Jubb manipulated and groomed her victims, sending them sexual and explicit messages. When Jubb was arrested and her phone was seized, we found evidence of thousands of messages.

“Jubb also sexually assaulted one of the victims. Both boys have shown exceptional bravery and strength in talking to police officers about Jubb’s offending and I am grateful to them and their families for the support given to our investigation.

“Jubb now faces time behind bars for her crimes and I hope her victims are able to begin to move forward and recover from this undoubtedly traumatic and upsetting time in their young lives.”