Mum’s disgust as paedophile is jailed for only four years

THE mother of a young boy exposed to a Weston paedophile has spoken of her ‘disgust’ at the sentence he was given.

Her son was one of four boys who was befriended by 32-year-old Andrew Nunn, without knowing he was already subject to a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).

The mother, who cannot be named to protect her son’s identity, said: “My son now finds it hard to trust people. He is very nervous around new people and generally very quiet, which is very difficult for me to see.

“It makes me so angry that someone has caused this.”

Nunn had made friends with a different mother who let him get close to her son and his three friends.


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This happened after he had been given a 10-year SOPO by Worcester Crown Court in January 2009 after he pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl.

However, the order failed to prevent Nunn moving to a house in Weston’s Byron Road and befriending unsuspecting families.

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Nunn denied charges of sexual assault and one of common assault. He also pleaded not guilty to breaching his SOPO seven times between January and May last year but was convicted by jurors at Bristol Crown Court in February.

He was then sentenced to four years in prison and given a new SOPO on March 22.

The Weston mum said: “I do not think the sentence was good enough at all, it’s absolutely disgusting. He did exactly the same thing three years ago and now he’s been given four years imprisonment - what’s going to stop him from doing it when he gets out?

“I feel fear for other children and parents when he gets out.”

She also said she has now stopped working because she no longer wants to leave her son with anyone.

She said: “From my point of view it kind of feels like I haven’t done my job properly to be honest.

“I’ve always worked my whole life to provide for my family. Now I do not want to go to work, and I keep thinking maybe I should have spent more time with him.

“It’s the school holidays and he’s sat in the house. It just feels like I have let him down.

“When he’s around me or my family he’s that amazing funny little lad again, but he will not go out anywhere without anyone.

“I think the new SOPO will be useless and it is a slap in the face.”

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