The abuse victim of a world-renowned harpist told a court that “silence is a paedophile’s best friend” as she was jailed for nearly five years.
Musician Danielle Perrett, 59, took the virginity of the 14-year-old victim in her London flat and abused him in a shower and in a Transit van, a court heard.
She assaulted him after being introduced to him by her ex partner Richard Barton-Wood who took him to watch her play in a hotel recital in 1984.
Perrett and Barton-Wood, 68, were both jailed for four years and nine months on Tuesday.
They were found guilty of a total of 14 counts of indecent and attempted indecent assault between them at Ipswich Crown Court.
The victim told the court: “I became a recluse. I suffered in silence as I felt ashamed and dirty.”
He added: “I have since learnt that silence is a paedophile’s best weapon.”
Perrett, of Alpheton, Suffolk, played the harp for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh for Prince Philip’s 70th birthday. She was convicted of six counts of indecent assault.
Barton-Wood, of Wymondham, Norfolk, was found guilty of attempting to commit indecent assault and seven counts of indecent assault.
They were both jailed for four years and nine months.