Paedophile from Northampton revealed string of sex crimes to his prison probation officer

Jason James could have additional years added to his prison sentence after pleading guilty to a string of sexual offences.

Jason James could have additional years added to his prison sentence after pleading guilty to a string of sexual offences.

A convicted rapist from Northampton could have years added on to his sentence after admitting a string of sexual offences against children to his prison probation officer.

Jason James, formerly of Spencer Bridge Road, St James, is currently towards the end of a six-year spell in prison, which he received in 2012 for child sex assaults.

But at Northampton Crown Court yesterday, the 46-year-old pleaded guilty to a further seven counts of rape, sexual assault and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Some of the offences, stretching back to 1998, were committed against young children.

The court heard how James, who spoke only to confirm his name and enter pleas, admitted the further crimes to his probation officer as part of a treatment programme for his offending.

Judge Rupert Mayo ordered for reports to be drawn up on James before the 46-year-old is sentenced on November 11.

“You will receive credit for your early pleas of guilty,” said the judge. “It will be up to the sentencing judge to decide to what extent you are entitled to credit.”