August 2021

Jail for paedophile who sexually touched schoolgirl

A custody photograph of Ian Taylor. Picture: Cambridgeshire police

A paedophile who sexually touched a schoolgirl has been jailed for more than a year.

Ian Taylor, 53, assaulted the young girl in the early hours of 21 December.

The offence only came to light when the girl confided in a family member.

In interview, Taylor admitted the offence and told officers he was drunk.

He was later served a postal requisition charging him with assaulting a girl under the age of 13.

He admitted the offence at a previous hearing and was sentenced to one year and ten months in prison at Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (18 August).

Taylor, of Bayford Place, Cambridge, was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years and handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for the same timeframe to monitor his future behaviour.