A PAEDOPHILE who abused a young boy between 1965 and 1976 has finally been convicted of his crimes.
Harold Turner, 73, of Rowan Drive, West Drayton, was found guilty of 24 counts of indecent assault against a young boy at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday.
He had previously pleaded guilty to 11 counts of possession of indecent images and will be sentenced on Monday June 13, and was found guilty of one count of GBH within the period of the sexual assaults.
The court heard how the victim, now in his 40's, initially made an allegation to police in 2001 but due to illness was unable to support an investigation.
In 2009 the victim again contacted the police and specialist officers from Metropolitan Police Service, Child Abuse Investigation Team investigated the allegations.
DS Andy Gunning, child abuse investigation team said: "Turner has finally been held to account for his actions. The negative impact that Turner has had on his victim's life cannot be summed up in a few lines.
"I hope that now that Turner has been publicly found guilty of what he did this will go some way to helping his victim, and any other victims that may be out there, to come to terms with what happened."