March 2015

Paedophile jailed for sexually abusing five-year-old boy in Brent

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A paedophile who sexually assaulted a young boy in Brent has been jailed after escaping justice for almost 40 years.

David Mark James, from Abercanaid in Glamorgan, interfered with the five-year-old during the 1970s.

The 66-year-old was arrested after his victim reported him to the police in 2013.

He was convicted of one count of indecent assault at Harrow Court Crown Court and jailed for three-and-a half years.

The jury acquitted him of two further offences relating to the same victim.

Det Con Luke Williams, investigating officer, fears James may have targeted other victims who have yet to come forward.

He said: “James sexually abused the victim and betrayed the trust placed in him by so many. I commend the bravery of the victim for showing great courage in coming forward and giving evidence.

“I believe James may have abused other children and appeal to those people to come forward. The Metropolitan Police Service will do everything within our power to keep the children of London safe from those intent on doing harm.”

On his release, James will have to sign the sex offenders register for life.