Man, 40, is jailed for sex crimes

A MAN has been jailed for nine years for committing sex crimes against a child.

Andrew Pearson, 40, was convicted of two rapes and two counts of indecent assault after a Teesside Crown Court trial last month.

Pearson, of Sandringham Road, Hartlepool, has been locked up for nine years by Judge Tony Briggs.

The abuse is said to have happened when Pearson was living in Middlesbrough.