Fresh sentence for Huntingdon man over historical child abuse


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

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.

Baxter, who lived in Falstaff Way at the time of the offences, made 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.

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.”