November 2015

Paedophile who abused young girl in Northamptonshire given four-year jail sentence

A paedophile who abused a girl under the age of 13 in Northamptonshire has been given a jail sentence of four years and nine months.

Anthony Widdowson, aged 36, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after he admitted eight charges related to the sexual abuse of a young girl.

Judge Rupert Mayo, sentencing, said Widdowson, of Cropwell Butler in Nottingham, is likely to serve half his prison sentence in jail before being released on licence.

He will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.