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Prolific paedophile jailed for grooming boys online

29 Mar, 2017 15:51 News Behind Bars

A 37 year-old man from Warlingham, has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to multiple online grooming offences against boys.

Nicholas George (pictured below) was sentenced today (Wednesday, 29 March) for a total of 21 offences against 18 boys who were aged between 10 and 15 at the time of the offences. He pleaded guilty to all charges on Monday, 13 February at Guildford Crown Court. The offences, which took place between 2013 and 2015 included:

  • Inciting a child to engage in sexual activity
  • Possession of indecent images of a child
  • Distributing an indecent image of a child

Detective Inspector Jon Vogel, from Surrey Police’s Online Child Abuse Team, said: “Nicholas George groomed numerous victims by creating different male and female personas on Instagram. He used these fake accounts to befriend and groom young boys, ultimately encouraging them to send images of themselves to him.”

“The lengths that George went to, to deceive and target his victims is deplorable. I hope that the outcome today as well as George being put on the Sex Offenders register for life is some consolation to his victims. They have shown great bravery in coming forward and speaking out.”

DI Vogel, continued: “Surrey Police treat all allegations of abuse extremely seriously and I would encourage anyone who has concerns about a child being groomed to report it to us. By one individual coming forward in this case, we were able to uncover several connected victims, if you’re concerned please report it to us.”  

 

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