A woman has been handed a nine-year prison term after being found guilty of multiple sexual offences and malicious communications directed at two male children. Kaye Little, who also goes by the alias Kia Little, residing on High Street in Boosbeck, Cleveland, received her sentence at Leeds Crown Court on 19th January. The charges against her included sexual activity with a child, malicious communications, and possession/distribution of indecent images of children.
Little, 46, was living in Cleveland during the period of the offences, which occurred between 2015 and 2019. The victims, minors residing in Leeds, were contacted by Little via the internet.
Leeds Children Vulnerable to Exploitation Team officers first took notice of Little in 2019 when she became a suspect in malicious communication reports. Subsequent investigations by West Yorkshire Police identified her as a suspect for sexual offences against the two males discovered during the inquiry.
Arrested in 2019, Little faced charges in April 2022. Following a trial in August of the same year, a jury found her guilty of 13 offences.
During the sentencing on yesterday, she was handed a six-year term for the offences, extended by an additional three years due to the perceived danger she poses. Concurrently, she received a further nine-month sentence for an offence against an adult male in Cleveland, investigated by a separate force.
Leading the investigation, Detective Constable Khi Smith, formerly of the Leeds Children Vulnerable to Exploitation Team, said; “I am pleased with the sentence handed to Little today for the abhorrent offences she committed.
“I want to thank the victims not only for their bravery in coming forward to report the offences, but also for their strength throughout the lengthy criminal justice process.
“They were put through the daunting experience of a criminal trial and have shown so much courage and dignity throughout. I hope they can begin to move on with their lives, knowing a level of justice has been served.
“Little preyed upon and exploited the vulnerability of these children and I hope this serves as a stark reminder that offending of this nature will not be tolerated. Anyone who has suffered similar offences, whether recent or not, is urged to come forward and report them to police.
“You will be listened to, taken seriously and supported by specially trained officers throughout and will also be referred to further help and support if needed. We will do all we can to secure justice for any victim.”