June 2016

Paedophile sentenced to eight years


A 67-year-old Lower Earley man has been jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting two girls under 13 and making indecent images of children.

Malcolm Graham Thompson, of Brompton Close, Lower Earley, was found guilty by a unanimous verdict of seven counts of sexual assault on a child under 13, following a five day trial at Reading Crown Court.

He also admitted to making indecent images of children and possessing an offessive weapon.

The offences took place from 1980 to 1999 and involved two female victims in the Reading area.

Thompson was handed an eight-year jail sentence as well as one year on extended licence.