Northampton man who killed girlfriend in house fire now jailed for sex attacks on children

A convicted killer from Northampton who killed his girlfriend in a house fire has now been jailed for 12 years for raping a child.

Thursday, 24th November 2016, 7:16 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:30 am
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Anthony Frost, jailed in 2004 for 10 years for manslaughter and arson, has now been convicted of sex crimes against two young girls during the 1980s and 1990s.

Frost forced himself on a teenage girl, put his hands around the back of her neck and pulled down her trousers before attacking her.

The 57-year-old also sexually assaulted another girl, who was aged under 10 at the time.

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The attacks took place in Derbyshire in the late 1980s and early 1990s - before Frost, then of Park Road, Belper, was jailed in 2004 for 10 years for manslaughter and arson.

The court heard how in that case he pushed a burning bag through the letterbox of his former partner's out of unfounded jealousy.

The 33-year-old mum-of-two died from the effects of smoke inhalation.

Frost, now of Elizabeth Walk, Northampton, pleaded guilty to one count of raping a child and another of sexually abusing a child.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Egbuna said of the attack on the youngest victim: "This was a dreadful thing to do a girl, she was a child but still you chose to gratify yourself."