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Man sentenced to eight years for multiple sexual offences

A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of sexual assaults, including one that took place in Greens Norton, Northamptonshire.

Richard Saillet, 64, of Crick Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment at Oxford Crown Court yesterday, Thursday, 11 May.

Saillet broke into a house in Greens Norton in May 2016 and sexually assaulted the elderly woman who lived there.

He was also responsible for similar offences in the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Oxford, all committed in April and May 2016.

DC Tom Jenkins, from Northampton CID, who led the investigation, said: “Richard Saillet targeted some of the most vulnerable people in our society, in their own homes - a place where they should feel safe and secure. His actions have had a lasting impact on them and their families and I hope this sentence provides them with some comfort.

“Clearly Saillet is a very dangerous man, and I am pleased that working closely with colleagues in the Thames Valley, West Mercia and West Midlands forces as well as the National Crime Agency, we have been able to take him off our streets.”

Saillet was identified, arrested and interviewed by officers from Northamptonshire Police in May 2016 and was charged in February 2017. He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on a female over 16 at a hearing at Oxford Crown Court in March 2017.

Anyone who has been affected by this case or who would like to speak to someone about it, can contact DC Jenkins at Northamptonshire Police via 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.

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