Islington paedophile who made children watch him have sex is jailed

|News, Sexual offences

A paedophile who encouraged his partner’s children to watch them having sex and also sexually abused them has been jailed for six-and-a-half years.

The man, aged 61, was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court today [Wednesday, 11 September]. He had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, and one count of sexual assault of a child under 13.

Alarm was only raised when the man’s partner and the mother of the two children called Islington Council to report the sexual abuse.

The man, from Sheffield, had been in a relationship with the mother for about five years and would come to visit her at her King’s Cross home often staying over, and the family would also go on holidays together.

The events took place over nearly five years in the London borough of Islington. Both children, a boy and a girl, have now been taken into care.

The mother of the child previously pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child and one count of sexual assault on one child under 13 on two occasions between December 2014 and March 2019. She will be sentenced in November.

She told the police the sexual activity began on holiday in Spain when the family shared a room. She and her partner then started behaving intimately in front of the children and this moved on to involve the children. The sexual abuse escalated with the children made to participate more so.

Tetteh Turkson, from the CPS, said: “The normal boundaries that keep children safe and separate from adult sexual activity were broken by these adults.

“This man was the driving force behind the involvement of the children in the sexual activity taking place. These incidents occurred whilst he was in a relationship with the children’s mother. They occurred because this man derived sexual gratification from involving the children in adult sexual activity.

“The prosecution case included video interviews from the two young victims and their mother who owned up to her actions and will also face justice.

“This case is unusual and disturbing and I am pleased that justice has been done. I hope the victims can now work towards coming to terms with what has happened.”

During the sentence hearing Judge HHJ Mathieson said: “This was grooming behaviour of the most insidious and calculating type over months and years.”

Notes to editors

  • Tetteh Turkson is a senior crown prosecutor in the rape and serious sexual offences unit within CPS London North.

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