The criminals jailed at Leeds Crown Court in December and their crimes and sentences

Leeds Crown Court played host to many cases in December and these are the ones the Yorkshire Evening Post reported on during the month.

Some of the criminals jailed in December and why

Those jailed include a couple who engaged in sex activity with a 14-year-old girl, a prison officer who had sex with an inmate and a man who shot a cat with a crossbow. All information accurate at time of sentencing at Leeds Crown Court in December 2018.

Gill killed his girlfriend's cat with a crossbow during a violent, abusive and controlling relationship. He shot the animal through the stomach and neck before dumping it in a bin outside the woman's home in Leeds.

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The dangerous violent sex offender grabbed a 17-year-old girl by the hair and punched her repeatedly to the head at a bus station during a series of "disturbing" offences. Roe, 25, got 10 years in prison.
This couple invited a 14-year-old girl to have a "sexual encounter" with them in a West Yorkshire hotel room. Fox, 36,and Slym, 33, both had sexual activity with the girl, before having sex with each other in front of her.
The court heard Fox and Slym were drunk when they invited the girl back to their hotel room in Huddersfield in 2016. Earlier in the day the defendants had a "lengthy conversation" with the girl where she told the pair she was 14.
Police were contacted after the girl told a friend what had happened. Fox and Slym, both of Tedder Road, York, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child under 16 and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.
Prison officer Iain Cocks, 51, had sex with an inmate at HMP New Hall against a washing machine in the laundry room. He was jailed for four years.
Lambert, 34, of Middleton Park Grove, Middleton, was locked up for five months over the ferocious violence used against a woman in her own home. He denied the attack but was found guilty of common assault after a trial.
Two prison officers were jailed for carrying out a 'punishment beating' on a 17-year-old inmate at Wetherby Young Offenders' Institution. Burnett was locked up for 15 months.
Scott was handed a ten-month sentence after a jury found them both guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the incident at Wetherby Young Offenders Institute which was described as a 'frenzy of violence'