April 2018

Paedophile from Swindon jailed for 15 years

An 81-year-old man from Swindon has been jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of historic child sex offences.

Arthur Johnson, of Meadowcroft, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on March 23 for offences dating back to the 1960s.

He was given a custodial sentence for 15 years and an extended licence period of one year.

In the 1960’s to 1970’s, Johnson sexually assaulted a girl numerous times when she was aged between five and 11.