June 2018

Rushden man jailed for historic child sex abuse

A Rushden man has been jailed for sexually abusing a young girl.

Duncan Lee Burson, 43, of Moor Road, was found guilty of sex offences involving a girl under the age of 14 in Oxford.

Last year he was found guilty of one count of indecent assault and one count of indecency with or towards a child at Oxford Crown Court.

He was acquitted of one count of rape on June 15, 2018, after a trial at Reading Crown Court.

The offences were against a girl under the age of 14 and took place between November 1991 and November 1993 in Oxford.

Burson was sentenced to three years and two months in jail at Reading Crown Court.

He has also been added to the sex offenders register indefinitely and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order banning him from working with children.