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South Yorkshire man jailed for child sex assault

Brian Hall Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Brian Hall was arrested after police raided his home in Sheffield

A man from Sheffield has been jailed for five years for sexually assaulting a child under 13 and possessing and distributing indecent images.

Brian Hall, 62, of Moorthorpe Rise, Sheffield, was sentenced on Wednesday at Sheffield Crown Court after admitting the charges.

His home was raided in June following intelligence provided by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Police seized his computer and found it contained a number of indecent images.

Officers also discovered footage of him sexually assaulting a young child.

Investigating officer PC Andrew Parker, from South Yorkshire Police, said: "Hall was the chief executive of an engineering firm and was well respected within the business community until his arrest.

"This case highlights that predators of this nature can come from any walk of life.

"We act on any information or intelligence passed to police and by working with our partners in the NCA we have caught a dangerous man and prevented further offending."

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