‘Remorseless’ paedophile jailed for sexually assaulting young girl

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A REMORSELESS paedophile who forced a child to testify against him has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Philip Jackson, 32, formerly of Rushden, was today, (Wednesday, September 16), jailed at Northampton Crown Court for sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.

The defendant was supposed to be looking after the young girl when he sexually assaulted her in April 2019 on two separate occasions.

Lead investigator, Det Cons Paul Lilley, from Northamptonshire Police’s Child Protection Team, said: “I hope Jackson’s punishment brings some closure for this young girl and her family and I am pleased this individual will now serve time behind bars for his actions.

“Northamptonshire Police takes reports of sexual assault very seriously and will always treat reports of this nature with the confidentiality and sensitivity they deserve.”

Jackson was also handed a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.