Paedophile Martyn Littell jailed for six years for abducting and sexually assaulting children as young as four

Croydon Guardian: Martyn Littell arrives at Croydon Crown Court Martyn Littell arrives at Croydon Crown Court

A paedophile has been jailed for six years after abducting children as young as four and sexually abusing them in the flat he shared with his wife. 

Martyn Littell, 40, lured five boys, aged between four and 10, into his West Croydon home and enticed them into undressing using sweets and chocolate. 

A jury at Croydon Crown Court today found him guilty of two counts of sexually assault, two counts of child abduction, engaging in sexual activity with an eight-year-old boy, nine counts of making indecent videos of children and possession of indecent images of children.

During his trial, which began last week, the court heard how Littell groomed the boys by playing football with them near his house. 

The jury heard Liddell inappropriately touched two of the boys, then aged eight and nine, in an underground car park. 

The next day Littell performed a sex act on the eight-year-old, who admitted to his mother what happened after she saw them emerging from behind a fence.

The jury also heard one of the victims, aged six at the time, recall how Liddell offered him sweets if he undressed.

The boy said he refused but saw his friends putting their clothes on in Liddell's bedroom.

Littell denied all the allegations, suggesting they were revenge for him shouting at the boys for breaking a jar in his flat. 

But he was convicted of every charge.

Judge Jeremy Gold sentenced Littell, who moved to West Wickham following the abuse, to six years in jail and placed him on the sex offenders register indefinitely. 

 

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3:48pm Thu 10 Apr 14

bobbyse25 says...

I once had a conversation with someone at the height of the Saville scandal, who was of the opinion that all sex abusers were middle aged, single men. This case proves him wrong.
I once had a conversation with someone at the height of the Saville scandal, who was of the opinion that all sex abusers were middle aged, single men. This case proves him wrong. bobbyse25
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