A Truro businessman has been jailed for five years after being convicted of historic child sex offences up country.

Aidan Treglown, aged 31, of Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall, was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday (July 9) following an eight day trial, which ended on April 24.

Treglown was found guilty by unanimous jury verdict of one count of sexual assault of a child under 13. He was also found guilty by majority jury verdict of one count each of sexual assault of a child under 13 and rape of a child.

Before the trial, Treglown pleaded guilty to two counts each of sexual assault of a child under 13 and causing/inciting a child to under 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Treglown was acquitted of two counts each of sexual assault by penetration of a child under 13, sexual assault by touching of a child under 13 and one count of rape of a child.

He will also be on the sex offenders register for life, have a restraining orderagainst his victim and was granted a sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

The offending took place in Finchampstead between 2004 and 2008.

Treglown was charged by postal requisition on April 1 last year.

Treglown was the company director of House Management Services Ltd based in Truro Business Park, Threemilestone.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Adele Shaw, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said: “Aidan Treglown has now been held to account for the abhorrent offences against one child.

“The victim in this case have shown immense courage in telling someone what happened to them.

“Thames Valley Police will work with victims to prosecute the perpetrators of child sexual offences and protect the wider public and I hope that this case shows that time should be no barrier for those who have been sexually abused to come forward.

“If you are in danger, always call us on 999, and if you want to report offences, no matter what the passage of time, you can do so via our website or by calling 101.

“There is further information on our website on how to report as well as advice and support on what to do if you’ve been a victim or witnessed child abuse.”

  • This article has been updated to refer to one victim, rather than two, following revised information from police.