Former police officer turned criminal barrister sentenced for rape and indecent assault

June 27, 2023

Christopher Paxton KC and Matthew Sorel-Cameron have successfully prosecuted a former police officer (Cambridgeshire Constabulary) turned criminal defence barrister for a number of offences.

Following a 5-week trial at Cambridge Crown Court, 69-year-old James Boyle was jailed for 16 years for two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault. The offences took place at different locations in Cambridgeshire between 1986 and 1991.

Christopher Paxton KC prosecutes and defends in cases involving serious sexual offences and has gained particular expertise dealing with cases of historic sexual allegations. Read more: [Christopher Paxton KC Profile ]

Matthew Sorel-Cameron is a robust and persuasive advocate specialising in Sexual Offences and has significant experience in representing vulnerable clients and handling vulnerable witnesses. Read more: [Matthew Sorel-Cameron Profile]

Counsel were instructed by CPS Eastern Region Complex Case Unit.

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