March 2015

Paedophile from Northamptonshire jailed for four years after sex assaults

A Northamptonshire paedophile has been given a four-year jail sentence for historic sex assaults against young children.

Michael Sharman, aged 73, of Arkwright Road, Irchester, was investigated by Northamptonshire Police after his victims contacted the force.

Sharman was found guilty of five counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child after a trial earlier this year.

James Thomas, prosecuting, said Sharman’s victims had contacted police in 2013. The offences date back a number of years.

Judge Lynn Tayton sentenced Sharman a total of four years in prison for the offences. She said he would serve half in prison and then be released and serve the rest on licence. He will be placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely.