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Man found guilty of 11 counts of sexual abuse on children

News   •   May 09, 2019 18:24 BST

A man who marketed himself online as a ‘Peter Pan Nanny’ has been found guilty of 11 counts of sexual assaults on children following a seven-week trial at Kingston Crown Court.

Alexander Philo-Steele, 35 (01.01.83) of Earls Court, was found guilty of 11 sexual assaults between 2003 to 2018 on Thursday, 9 May


The court heard that in 2003, Philo-Steele befriended a six-year-old boy (1) at a family friend’s birthday party, taking him back to his flat and sexually abusing him.

He was arrested for the offence in 2003 but the case was discontinued due to a lack of evidence. It was later re-opened in 2018 after further victims came forward.

Between June and October 2018, Philo-Steele sexually assaulted a six-year-old (2) and seven-year-old boy (3) whose mother he had made friends with the previous year.

He was arrested on 12 October 2018 and following a thorough investigation was charged with the above offences.

The court also heard that before his arrest, Philo-Steele had been working as a nanny and had advertised his services online, marketing himself as the Peter Pan Nanny on a website he created called www.governorandnanny.com.

Detective Constable Rachel Davison, who investigated the case, said: “Philo-Steele showed no remorse throughout this trial and in fact blamed the parents and authorities for influencing the children.

“I want to pay particular tribute to the children’s mothers who provided evidence at court and demonstrated great courage throughout the proceedings. Their evidence has ensured that this man will no longer be able to work with and harm children.

“I am also grateful to the jury for their careful consideration of this case; they have clearly seen through Philo-Steele’s lies and instead heard the voice of all those children abused by him.

“We hope this case encourages anyone else who may have been a victim of Philo-Steele to come forward and speak to us.”

Counts:

-In relation to Victim 1 – found guilty of one count of indecent assault and one count of attempted indecent assault on a male person.

-In relation to Victims 2 and 3 – found guilty of seven counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration.