Jailed: Pensioner sent to prison for 12 years after being found guilty of serious sexual offence

A man in his seventies has been jailed for more than a decade after being convicted of a serious sexual offence.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 3:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 3:33 pm
He was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court.

Malcolm Burwood, 79, was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court for a serious sexual offence and indecent assault.

The pensioner was found guilty of sexually abusing a male victim. At the time of the abuse, Burwood lived in Mansfield and his victim was a child.

Now of Dene Gardens, Houghton, Burwood was convicted in January this year and sentenced on March 14.

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The abuse came to light in 2015.

DC Jo Dodders, the investigating officer at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Burwood abused this child for almost a decade and the fact that he refused to accept his crimes and insisted on putting the victim through a trial was yet another example of his abusive nature.

"I’m pleased the court has recognised the severity of the abuse and imposed a lengthy sentence.

"Burwood will be in his 90s before he is released and, although it has taken many years for the victim to get justice, I hope today’s result goes some small way to helping him get closure.

"He has shown outstanding bravery throughout this trial and he should be commended for this.”