Remorseless Rushden paedophile jailed

He forced a young girl to testify against him

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 1:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 1:45 pm
Philip Jackson has been jailed

A paedophile from Rushden has been sentenced to prison at Northampton Crown Court today (Wednesday, September 16).

Philip Jackson, 32, formerly of Rushden, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl in April 2019.

He showed no remorse and forced the case to go to trial, making the child take the stand and give evidence.

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Jackson was unanimously found guilty at Northampton Crown Court in August.

Lead Investigator, Detective Constable Paul Lilley, from Northamptonshire Police’s Child Protection Team, said: “I hope Jackson’s punishment brings some closure for this young girl and her family and I am pleased this individual will now serve time behind bars for his actions.

“Northamptonshire Police takes reports of sexual assault very seriously and will always treat reports of this nature with the confidentiality and sensitivity they deserve.”

At the time of the guilty verdict, DC Lilley described Jackson as “a remorseless liar” who had repeatedly tried to discredit the account of the young girl.

DC Lilley said: “I’m very pleased that the jury saw through his lies and as a result, a dangerous paedophile who no doubt poses a risk to children going forward, has been convicted.

“What is most incredible about this case is the bravery of the young girl who stood up in court and gave evidence.

“I hope Jackson’s conviction brings some closure to this young girl and her family who throughout the investigation and trial have shown great courage and dignity.”

Jackson was also handed a 10-month Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.