A MAN aged 49 has been jailed for nine years for sexually abusing a young boy more than 30 years ago.

Colin Haresign was a teenager when he dressed the child in women’s underwear and molested him, Bradford Crown Court heard.

Haresign, of Rombalds View, Ilkley, was yesterday convicted by a jury of one charge of indecent assault and two of buggery, dating back to the 1980s.

He committed the offences in the Bradford district when he was around 15.

The second time he buggered the boy, he forced him to put on women’s underwear.

The court heard that Haresign had committed no offences since.

Judge David Hatton QC jailed him for nine years but he will not automatically be released at the half-way stage, and may have to stay behind bars for the full sentence.

The Parole Board will decide when he is freed and after that he must serve an extended licence period of 12 months.

Haresign must sign on the sex offender register indefinitely.