May 2017

Kettering man who sexually exploited children jailed

A 65-year-old Kettering man who sexually exploited children with alcohol has been jailed.

David Smith, known locally as Milky, of Centre Parade, was put behind bars for five years for two counts of sexual assault.

Det Insp Rich Tompkins leads the Northamptonshire Police team which is dedicated to tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE).

He said: “This was a classic case of child sexual exploitation, with young people given gifts – in this case alcohol – by a significantly older man who did so for his own sexual gratification. “

Reducing CSE is a priority for Northamptonshire Police and our partner agencies who are working hard to support victims and bring to justice anybody who exploits children in this despicable way. “

Any young person regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality can be at risk of being sexually exploited.