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Man jailed for sexual assault of child, Bromley

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 17:17 BST

A man who used false references to gain employment as a nanny has been jailed for sexual assault.

Aaron Mark McWilliams, 25 (31.01.92), of no fixed abode, was found guilty of sexual assault on a child aged under five years at Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday, 12 July.

He was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment at the same court on Friday, 11 August. Upon release he will be on licence for seven years.

McWilliams had pleaded guilty to six counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO), in February and March 2017.

The offence was committed in the Bromley area in March.

McWilliams was employed as a nanny after responding to an advertisement on Gumtree. He used references that he later admitted were false.

His victim told her mother that McWilliams had touched her sexually. He was immediately reported to police and arrested.

At the time, he was subject to a court order which prohibited him from having unsupervised contact with any child under 16, following a conviction for sexual assault on a child under 13 at an address in Southwark in July 2015.

Detective Constable Kamara Heron, of the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command (CASO), said:

"McWilliams is a predatory offender who deviously forged 'good character' references in order to secure work as a nanny and au pair, despite a court order which prohibited him from having unsupervised contact with children. It is clear that he is a danger to young people.

"We take all child abuse allegations of this type extremely seriously, and we ensure that victims are supported throughout the process."

Anyone who wishes to report a sexual offences should call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.