An elderly man has been jailed for 12 years for non-recent sex attacks on girls aged between 11 and 17. 

Janson Donald King, 85, of The Square, Thorpe Malsor, Kettering, will spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was jailed for 12 years and three months at Aylesbury Crown Court today (Tuesday). 

He was found guilty by unanimous verdict of eight counts of indecent assault and two counts of indecency with a child.

The charges relate to attacks which took place in High Wycombe between the 1960s and 1980s, involving three girls aged between 11 and 17 at the time.

Specialist Investigator, Rebecca Eva, of the Major Crime unit, said: “The sexual abuse that these victims suffered as children has had a devastating impact on their lives.

"They have shown tremendous courage during what has been a very traumatic time for them and I hope the verdicts and sentence given brings them some closure after some 50 years.

“I would also like to thank the witnesses in the case for giving evidence and also to the Crown Prosecution Service and prosecuting counsel, Jack Talbot, for their work in securing this conviction.

“This conviction reflects the hard work that is carried out by the Child Abuse Investigation Unit in bringing these offenders to justice and I would encourage anybody who has been a victim of childhood sexual abuse to report it to the police.

“You will be listened to, there is support and help available and wherever possible, offenders will be prosecuted.”