Ath­lete is jailed for sex of­fence

Brunel grad­u­ate ad­mit­ted ac­tiv­i­ties

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­

FOR­MER teach­ing as­sis­tant Kevin Sem­pers has been jailed for sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a teenager.

The Com­mon­wealth Games de­cath­lete, 29, had faced two charges of en­gag­ing in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a girl aged 13-15. He ad­mit­ted both and was jailed for 18 months for each, the sen­tences to run con­cur­rently.

Sem­pers, orig­i­nally from Scun­thorpe and who grad­u­ated from Brunel Univer­sity in Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, be­fore mak­ing his home in the town, was charged in Oc­to­ber 2013.

He ini­tially de­nied the of­fences and ap­peared at Isle­worth Crown Court last month for trial, but a day into the hear­ing he changed his plea.

Sem­pers nar­rowly missed out on a bronze medal at the 2010 Delhi games when he rep­re­sented Eng­land, even­tu­ally fin­ish­ing fifth.

On Fri­day, Novem­ber 28, at Isle­worth Crown Court, he was also placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter for 10 years and or­dered to pay a £100 vic­tim sur­charge.

n SEX OF­FENDER: De­cath­lete Kevin Sem­pers

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