A MAN has been jailed for five years after sexually assaulting a young child in the Borders.

Carl Balfour, 37, who gave an address in Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, was convicted of sexually assaulting a child under 13 years of age more than three years ago in Berwickshire.

At the High Court in Edinburgh he was given a custodial sentence of three years with an extended period of two years back-dated to April 16.

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