Doncaster's oldest paedophile dies in prison

Bertram Jacob, 91, pictured outside Doncaster Crown Court. Picture: Marie Caley
Bertram Jacob, 91, pictured outside Doncaster Crown Court. Picture: Marie Caley
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A 92-year-old Doncaster man, jailed for carrying out a series of sickening sex attacks on a little girl, has died in prison.

Bertram Jacob died at HMP Doncaster of suspected natural causes.

Jacob - who was believed to be one of the country's oldest paedophiles - was jailed for two years in November 2014 after admitting to his crimes which dated back to the 1970s.

Sheffield crown court heard how Jacob first sexually abused the girl when she was aged five and continued to do so until she was 13.

Jailing him in 2014, Judge Peter Kelson said: “For a 10-year period on many occasions you satisfied your own perverted sexual lusts.

“She has suffered the effects ever since. She is an ongoing victim.”

Jacob, who was 91-years-old at the time of the hearing in 2014, pleaded guilty to nine offences of indecent assault and nine of gross indecency.

An inquest into the death of Jacob, which took place in July last year, is due to resume at Doncaster coroners' court next week.