September 2018

Pervert pensioner, 76, joins brother in jail after carrying out sex attacks on schoolboy

Paedophile pensioner Brian Salt has joined his brother in prison after he indecently assaulted a schoolboy.

The 76-year-old touched the youngster’s genitals underneath his clothing and performed a sex act on him.

Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the victim has been left with severe trust issues since the incidents decades ago.

Salt, of Casewell Road, Sneyd Green, denied three offences of indecent assault but was convicted of all the charges after a trial last month.

He has now been jailed for three years.

His brother Joseph Salt, aged 80, of Malton Grove, Tunstall, was last month locked up for 16 years after he was found guilty of two charges of rape, three of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

Prosecutor Graham Russell said the historic sex offences happened when the victim was aged 11 or 12.

He said: “The victim has been left with severe trust issues as a result of the abuse he suffered. He has a problem making friends and sustaining relationships.

“He doesn’t like attention. He feels embarrassed by what happened to him and has difficulty in talking about it.”

Brian Salt was sentenced to three years in prison

udge Paul Glenn told Salt the offences were so serious only a custodial sentence could be justified.

He said: “You touched him under his clothing. You engineered a situation where the victim ended up naked. You performed oral sex for him.

“He was made to feel that he was at fault. He simply wants to be able to move on with his life.”

Joe Salt was jailed for 16 years

Salt will serve up to half the sentence with the rest on licence. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely and was barred from a range of activities involving children and vulnerable adults.

The brothers were arrested in January 2015 on suspicion of historical sex offences.

Joseph Salt, left, and Brian Salt, right, have both been jailed for sex offences