59-year-old man sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexual offences

59-year-old man sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexual offences

Lucy Elder

59-year-old man sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexual offences

A 59-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexual offences.

John Bromley, of no fixed abode, was found guilty at Reading Crown Court on May 12 of two counts of rape of a child under 13 and causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

He was also found guilty of two counts of assault of a child under 13 by penetration.

The jury found him not guilty of another count of sexual assault of a child under 13.

Bromley was sentenced to 19 years in prison and six years on licence at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, June 18.

He will serve at least two thirds of the sentence before being considered for parole.

Bromley abused the child at an address in Reading in May 2013.

Investigating officer, Det Con Sandra Beaumont of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: “I am delighted with the sentence given by Judge Wood. I hope the sentence brings some justice to the victim and their family.

“I admire the strength of the victim and their family. They have managed to support each other throughout the investigation and subsequent trial.

“Bromley will now have a long time behind bars to reflect on his crimes, and will have to serve at least two thirds of the sentence before he can even be considered for parole.”

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