Man, 26, convicted of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy
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A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy in Isham.
Matthew David Stephen Benson, 26, previously of Paterson Road, Aylesbury, abused the boy on the evening of May 19, 2019, when, as a trusted adult, he took advantage of 15-minutes alone with the boy to sexually abuse him.
The boy disclosed the offence to a parent a short time later and police were immediately called.
Benson was subsequently arrested and charged with sexual activity with a child under 13 and with causing a child to watch a sexual act.
At Northampton Crown Court on Friday, September 24, a jury found him guilty of both offences. He will be sentenced on November 26, 2021.
Lead Investigator, DC Kirstie Brooks, said: “I am pleased that the jury in this case saw through Matthew Benson’s lies and rightfully found him guilty of these offences.
“Thankfully, the child in this case has a very limited memory of what happened on that evening and is flourishing in school and in life generally. I hope the result here brings a small comfort to his parents who have suffered greatly as a result of Benson’s actions.
"I would like to thank both parents and the little boy for their support throughout our investigation and the courage and strength they all showed in the court room.
“Northamptonshire Police takes reports of this nature very seriously and we will always ensure a thorough and professional investigation is undertaken in order to bring the offenders of these crimes to justice and to safeguard the victims involved.”