Paedophile jailed after admitting assaulting young boy in Northamptonshire in 1980s

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An 84-year-old man has been jailed after he admitted sexually assaulting a young boy.

Northampton Crown Court heard that Ronald Cayless indecently assaulted the boy in the 1980s in Northamptonshire.

The court heard that Cayless told his victim not to tell anyone and “keep it as their secret.”

Dominic Woolard, prosecuting, said Cayless was arrested after the victim contacted police last year.

Cayless pleaded guilty to assaulting a boy aged under 16 year old.

Mr Woolard read a victim impact statement to the court which revealed he had suffered severe psychological problems as a result and felt like his childhood had been “stolen” by Cayless.

Judge Michael Fowler sentenced Cayless, of Arteberry Road, London, to 15 months in prison. He is likely to serve half before being considered for parole.