Man found guilty of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl
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A 39-year-old man was today (Friday, January 17) found guilty of sexually assaulting a nine-year-old child in Kettering.
Federico Gaziano, 39, of Cobden Street, Kettering, was found guilty by a jury after a four-day trial at Northampton Crown Court.
On May, 26, 2018, Gaziano preyed on the young girl in his home. He sexually assaulted her before warning her not to tell her family.
But the girl did tell them and Gaziano was subsequently arrested and charged.
Today he was found guilty and will be sentenced on Monday, February 10, for his crimes.
Lead Investigator, DC Paul Lilley of Northamptonshire Police’s Child Protection Team, said: “I welcome today’s verdict and I am pleased that the jury unanimously convicted Gaziano for this disgraceful sexual assault.
“The bravery of the young girl in this case, who gave evidence, has been extraordinary.
“Her family has also shown immense dignity, courage and patience throughout this process and I hope they all feel like justice has been served today and that Federico Gaziano has rightly been recognised as a depraved sexual offender who preys on children.”
Gaziano was remanded into custody ahead of his sentencing.