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Hintlesham man David Brown jailed for 11 years after admitting 20 counts of sexual abuse against young boys



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A Hintlesham man who admitted 20 counts of sexual abuse against young boys has been jailed for more than 11 years.

David Brown, 40, formerly of Duke Street, was sentenced to 11 years and one month in prison at Ipswich Crown Court today.

He was also handed an extended licence period of three years imprisonment, made the subject of a lifelong sexual harm prevention order and ordered to sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely.

David Brown (40989901)
David Brown (40989901)

Brown was arrested by officers on suspicion of sexually assaulting a boy under 13 in January last year.

A subsequent police investigation resulted in Brown being charged with 20 offences, all of which took place between July 2017 and January 2019.

These included six counts of intentional sexual touching of a boy under 13, four counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a boy under 13, and one count of sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy.

He was also charged with three counts of taking indecent images and six counts of voyeurism.

Detective Constable Elizabeth Smy said: "These were horrific offences against very young boys who were purposefully groomed and sexually assaulted by Brown.

"It was clearly an emotive investigation for all those involved and I would like to thank officers and the safeguarding team for their dedication and professionalism.

"I would also like to pay tribute to the victims’ families for their courage in supporting the investigation and hope that the court result will bring some measure of closure and allow them to move forward positively in their lives.”

Anyone who would like to speak to someone in confidence about sexual abuse or violence can contact Suffolk Police on 101, or staff at The Ferns on 0300 1235058 or via email contact@theferns-suffolk.org.uk

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