Former policeman jailed for child sex offences - Leighton Buzzard

08/09/2015

A former policeman went to prison for four years today, Tuesday, 08 September 2015, for child sex offences still protesting his innocence.

Steven Saxon, aged 57, committed the offences on a young girl in Leighton Buzzard over a two year period when she was between 10 and 12-years-old.

Luton Crown Court was told how in 2012 the young girl told her mother what had been going on and Saxon was later arrested.

Saxon was appearing for sentence today having been found guilty by a jury of seven offences of sexual assault on a girl under 13 following a trial in which he had denied all the offences.

Toby Long, defending, said it was his client's case that he was an innocent man. Addressing Judge Michael Kay QC, who had been the trial judge, Mr Long said: "In accordance with my client's instructions you will be sending an innocent man to prison. It's his case that he told the truth at his trial."

The court was told Saxon, of Redding Grove, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, had spent 31 years at Bedfordshire Police.

Passing sentence, Judge Michael Kay QC told Saxon he had groomed the girl. The judge then told Saxon: "Your position is that I am sending an innocent man to prison, but that is not the verdict of the jury and I abide by the verdict of the jury."

He jailed Saxon for four years and ordered that his name go on the sex offenders' register.

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