Northamptonshire man, 51, jailed for four-and-a-half years over child sex offences

Police salute brave victim for speaking out following ordeal

By Kevin Nicholls
Friday, 27th November 2020, 10:18 am
Updated Friday, 27th November 2020, 10:22 am

A Northamptonshire man jailed for four-and-a-half years for abusing a child acted entirely for his own sexual gratification without any thought for the damage he was causing, the investigating officer has said.

David Cambray, 51, was convicted for historic offences relating to child sex abuse at Northampton Crown Court last Friday.

The offences were a number of years ago but only came to light in January this year when the victim bravely spoke out about the ordeal and a police investigation was launched.

David Cambray was convicted at Northampton Crown Court. Photo: Northamptonshire Police

Handing him the sentence, the judge told Cambray he lacked remorse when the disclosure was made.

Detective Constable Kelly Roberts, who led the investigation, said after the case: "This has been a complex and difficult case in which the victim and their family have shown immense courage and bravery in speaking out about the abuse and then supporting the investigation through to its conclusion.

“Cambray has acted entirely for his own sexual gratification without any thought for the damage his acts caused.

“This case serves as a warning to anybody with a sexual interest in children — we treat allegations of this kind with the utmost seriousness and will leave no stone unturned to ensure children are protected and justice is done."

Cambray, from Abthorpe near Towcester, was also given a lifelong Sexual Harm Prevention Order and he be added to the Sex Offender Register for life.

Officers saw that anybody with a sexual interest in children should seek help now and confidential information and advice is available from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation's Stop it Now! website, or by contacting Freephone 0808 1000 900 or [email protected]

Anyone with concerns about a child can reported them to the Police here or by calling 101. If you have any concerns a child is in immediate danger, then call 999.

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, you can contact the NSPCC helpline to speak to one of their counsellors. Call them on 0808 800 5000, email [email protected]