A man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for historic child sex offences.
Timothy Mark Brett, aged 47, formerly of Wroughton, but now living in West Yorkshire, appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Thursday 14 April where he was sentenced for seven separate counts of indecent assault involving a child.
The offences took place between 1982 and 1987 when the victim was aged between five and 10 years old.
Detective Constable Tina Staynings, CID sexual offence liaison officer, said: “This has been a complex and difficult case but I am satisfied with the sentencing handed out to Brett this week.
“He pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault involving a child, but not guilty to a further three counts, forcing his victim to endure a trial at Salisbury Crown Court in which she had to relive the ordeal she went through as a child.
“The victim involved in this case has been extremely courageous in reporting this abuse to police and in seeing the investigation and court process through.
“Brett’s actions have no doubt had a long lasting effect on the victim, who was just five-years-old when the abuse started. I hope this case highlights how seriously Wiltshire Police and the CPS take historical child sex offences.
“I would encourage all victims of abuse to report it. Call police on 101, or contact the Swindon Assault Referral Centre (SARC) on 0808 168 0024. The helpline is available 24 hours a day.”