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‘Sickening’ paedophile, 72, raped and sexually assaulted seven young boys for more than 40 years

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A paedophile who pretended to be “a innocent household man” sexually abused seven young boys for more than 40 years.

Nigel Clayton, 72, raped and assaulted victims as young as simply 11 throughout Sutton and Croydon between the Nineteen Seventies up till 2017.

My London has requested the Metropolitan Police for an image of Nigel Clayton however been advised that for ‘operational causes’ one will solely be launched when he’s sentenced.

The “predator” received to know the youngsters by providing them the possibility to hold out odd jobs for pocket cash.

(*40*) would then goal those that had troublesome household circumstances and, typically, boys whose organic fathers have been absent from their lives.

In some situations, he additionally took bare footage of the youngsters and advised them they may very well be fashions.

Clayton, of Sutton, lastly faces justice for his horrific offending after being convicted of 31 historic little one intercourse offences at Croydon Crown Court on Friday (May 21).

Following a five-week trial, he has been convicted of 12 counts of indecent assault; eight counts of sexual assault; three counts of rape; two counts of indecency with a baby; three counts of buggery; two counts of taking an indecent {photograph} of a kid and one depend of assault by penetration.

Nijole O’Brien, of the Crown Prosecution Service London South Rape and Serious Sexual Offences unit, described Clayton’s offences as “sickening”.

She added: “Nigel Clayton pretended to be a innocent household man who wished to assist young boys within the space. In fact his intentions have been a lot darker.

(*40*) was a predator who used items, money owed, threats and every so often bodily drive to groom and sexually abuse his victims.

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“(*40*) constantly advised young boys he was a health care provider or doing little one improvement programs so he might study them. At different occasions he stated he might assist them with a modelling profession. But these have been all lies to justify his sickening actions.

“When arrested and interviewed Clayton claimed that the allegations have been unfaithful and that he had been impotent for 20 years.

However, throughout the trial when the victims – lots of whom have been unknown to at least one one other – attended courtroom to inform their story and communicate out towards their abuser, the jury convicted Clayton.

Ms O’Brien stated: “I want to pay tribute to those courageous males whose testimony helped to safe these convictions. Nigel Clayton will now be held accountable for his actions and I hope this will likely be a consolation to his victims.

“Sexual offences are among the most complicated circumstances to prosecute. The CPS will all the time purpose to deliver offenders to justice the place there’s the proof to take action.”