March 2018

Cambridgeshire man jailed for child sexual abuse

A man from Peterborough who sexually abused a boy in the 90s has been jailed for 11 years.

Ian Johnson was arrested in 2016 for abusing a seven year old boy over a five year period.

The court heard how Johnson bought the victim sweets to win his trust, before assaulting him up to a couple of times a week.

He was jailed for gross indecency, two counts of indecent assault and buggery.

He was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Faye Patterson said: “The victim in this case was extremely brave for coming forward after suffering such horrific abuse.

“Johnson convinced his victim it was normal behaviour to ensure the abuse continued for as long as possible.

“I hope today’s sentence gives the victim some closure knowing Johnson is now behind bars.”