Paedophile from Northampton who raped boy sentenced to 18 years in jail

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001

A 59-year-old man from Northampton who indecently assaulted and raped a boy has been given a jail sentence of 18 years.

James McLachlan, of Mushroom Field Road, Ecton Brook, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on Thursday after he was convicted of the historical charges.

McLachlan was found guilty of the offences after a trial last year.

Judge Lynn Tayton, sentencing, said the victim had suffered severe psychological harm as a result.

Judge Tayton sentenced McLachlan to 18 years in jail. McLachlan will serve half his sentence in jail before being released on licence.

He will be on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.