Pervert jailed over sexual abuse of boy

Stan Rich. Picture: West Yorkshire Police

A pervert who sexually abused a boy from the age of seven into his early teenage years has been jailed for 19 years. 

Stan Rich, 49, was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today following a trial which ended yesterday.

The Bradford District Safeguarding Unit opened an investigation against Rich in February last year, when his victim made disclosures that he had been sexually abused between 1989 and 1994 at an address in the city.

Detectives built up a case and last November, Rich, of Thornton Road, Bradford, was charged with indecent assault, buggery and gross indecency.

His trial was held at Bradford Crown Court this week and concluded yesterday, when he was found guilty of all charges against him.