Pensioner jailed for historic child abuse offences

A man has been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to historic child abuse.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 8:57 am
Updated Thursday, 4th August 2016, 10:00 am
Crown Court News

Clive Baxter, 71, who is already serving a 16 year sentence for sex offences, pleaded guilty to six counts of indecent assault of a boy under 10 for offences which took place in 2001 when the victim was nine.

Baxter, who lived in Falstaff Way, Huntingdon, at the time of the offences, made frank admissions when he was interviewed in March earlier this year.

He appeared via video link at Cambridge Crown Court on July 28 where he was sentenced to eight years which will be served concurrently with his existing term.

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Detective Constable Steve Ward said: “The force takes all reports of historic abuse very seriously and if you report an incident, regardless of when it happened, an officer will discuss the procedure with you and go through your options.

“We understand the devastating impact any type of abuse can have on victims. We are here to listen to you and act on what you tell us.

“It is never too late to seek the support you need following an incident of abuse.”