February 2021

Luton paedophile jailed after school assembly helped young girl tell of abuse

A talk from the NSPCC in a school assembly gave a young girl the courage to tell how she had been sexually assaulted, and her abuser has now been jailed for three years.

Sidney Sales, 63, from Tomlinson Avenue, Luton, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Monday, February 1, after being found guilty by a majority verdict in December, of one count of sexual assault on a child under 13 years of age, and one count of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Sales targeted the girl in 2016 when she was just eight years old. 

He will serve a prison sentence of three years.