Mildenhall paedophile gets new sentence

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A convicted paedophile has been jailed after admitting a string of offences against a young boy.

Geraldo Tucciarone, 53, formerly of St John’s Close, Mildenhall, is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence for committing sex offences against a boy and a girl more than 20 years ago.

At Ipswich Crown Court last Friday (June 6), Tucciarone pleaded guilty to five more offences, all involving the same boy over an eight year period.

The court heard that the offences of indecent assault took place in Mildenhall and Brandon between February 25, 1984, and February 24, 1992.

Prosecuting, David Wilson said the offences came to light when the boy went to police after Tucciarone was jailed in 2012.

The abuse started when Tucciarone took the boy, then aged just six, to a cinema and later sexually assaulted him in a toilet.

Mr Wilson said the abuse had continued at a house in Mildenhall and a caravan in Brandon.

In mitigation, Gregory Perrins told the court the offences Tucciarone was being sentenced for were less serious than those he was jailed for in 2012.

He said if all the offences had come to light at the same time in 2012, it was unlikely Tucciarone would have received a substantially longer sentence.

Judge David Goodin jailed Tucciarone for five years and five months, to run concurrently with his existing sentence.

He said Tucciarone had deliberately targeted his young victim, who had been so ‘emotionally drained and scarred’ by what had happened to him as a child that he had only been able to go to the police when Tucciarone was behind bars.

Tucciarone had no convictions recorded against him before he pleaded guilty in October 2012 to committing sex offences against a boy and a girl in Suffolk and Leicestershire.

The court heard how on that occasion he had raped and sexually abused both the boy and the girl, who were aged 10 at the time.