A MAN has been found guilty of seven counts of historic sexual abuse against a child in Slough which occurred about 40 years ago.

Philip Saunders, 67, was found guilty by a jury after trial at Reading Crown Court after being charged in September last with sexual abuse offences against a boy under the age of 16.

The offences happened between November 1982 and November 1985 in Slough.

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Saunders was aged in his late 20s at the time and the complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was below 16 years old.

He was charged with 11 counts overall and acquitted of the other four.

The seven he was found guilty of was four counts of indecent assault on a male, two counts of indecency with a child and one count of attempted buggery.

Saunders was acquitted of two counts of indecent assault on a male and two counts of indecency with a child.

The boy first reported the incidents to police in April 2019 after seeing ‘child abuse covered more in the media’ and ‘feeling ready’ to talk about what happened.

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Saunders, of Queens Road, Aylesham in Canterbury, is due to be sentenced at the same court on December 1, however this is subject to potential change.