A paedophile from Rushden has been sentenced to prison at Northampton Crown Court today after he was found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.
Philip Jackson, 32, formerly of Rushden, was sentenced to just 10 months in prison after he was supposed to be looking after the girl when he sexually assaulted her in April last year on two separate occasions.
He showed no remorse and forced the case to go to trial, making the brave child take the stand and give evidence.
Jackson was unanimously found guilty at Northampton Crown Court in August.
Jackson was also handed a 10-month Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.
Pervert forced child to testify against him in court
A 32-year-old man who showed no remorse and forced a child to testify against him in court has been found guilty by a jury today (Wednesday, August 12) of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl.
Philip Jackson, 32, formerly of Rushden, was supposed to be looking after the girl when he sexually assaulted her in April 2019 on two separate occasions.
After forcing the case to a trial and making the young girl take the stand and give evidence, Jackson was unanimously found guilty at Northampton Crown Court today.
He will return for sentencing on Friday, September 11.
Lead Investigator, DC Paul Lilley, said: “Philip Jackson is a remorseless liar who again and again sought to discredit the account of this young girl in a bid for freedom.
“I’m very pleased that the jury saw through his lies and as a result, a dangerous paedophile who no doubt poses a risk to children going forward, has been convicted.
“What is most incredible about this case is the bravery of the young girl who, now at eight-years-old, stood up in court and gave evidence.
“This was true David vs Goliath stuff – a child took on a 32-year-old man who repeatedly tried to make her out to be a liar, and she won. I am exceptionally proud of her and I am glad that this complex police investigation has ended with the right result.