Trial begins of 51-year-old man charged with historic sex abuse against young boy in Northampton

The trial of a 51-year-old man charged with allegedly sexually abusing a young boy in Northampton nearly 25 years ago has begun today.

Monday, 5th November 2018, 4:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th November 2018, 3:38 am
Kevin Iverson is charged with sexually abusing a young boy nearly 25 years ago.
Kevin Iverson is charged with sexually abusing a young boy nearly 25 years ago.

Kevin Iverson, formerly from Northampton, was arrested in 2015 after his alleged victim told police about five separate incidents of indecency and abuse from when he was a child.

Northampton Crown Court heard today (November 5) that the incidents allegedly began as early as Iverson's first meeting with the boy in the early 1990s.

Iverson denies the allegations and says that while he knew his accuser as a boy he never had any sexual contact with him.

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The prosecution's case is that when Iverson was 21-years-old he invited the alleged victim into his house in Northampton and attempted to sexually abuse him.

He then reportedly tried to abuse him or acted indecently in front of him on four other occasions over the next four years, until the boy moved away.

The alleged victim reportedly made contact with Iverson again when he was an adult to discuss the incidents.

Iverson, from Wath-Upon-Derne, Rotherham, is formally charged with attempted buggery and indecency with a child.

The trial continues.