December 2021

Perverted female paedophile sentenced

A 62-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of sexually abusing a child.

Astrid Hilton, previously of Northampton, began abusing the boy in 2004 when he was seven-years-old, forcing him to engage in sexual activity over a webcam to satisfy paedophiles overseas.

The abuse continued for about a year and resulted in a paedophile travelling from Canada to Northampton where the boy was forced to engage in further sexual activity.

Having lived with the memories and effects of this abuse for nearly 16 years, in 2020 – the boy, who by now was a 24-year-old man, took the incredibly courageous step to report the abuse he had suffered to Northamptonshire Police.

An investigation was launched and Hilton was arrested and charged.

After pleading guilty to nine offences, Hilton appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Friday, December 10, and was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.