February 2006

Paedo next to two schools

A PAEDOPHILE exposed as living on the same street as a school has been relocated by authorities — to a new home next to TWO schools.

In an astonishing move, Anthony Parnell has been switched to a bail hostel  overlooking a PLAYGROUND for kids aged three to 11.

And he has even been given a new identity — to protect HIM.

The Sun revealed last week how the pervert postman had been sent to a hostel near a primary in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

It came after he admitted indecently assaulting a nine-year-old girl and taking an indecent photograph of her.

The 45-year-old also admitted owning 591 disgusting images — some of which showed adults having sex with kids and others involving sadism.

His new hostel is right next to the Birchfield Community School and yards from Sacred Heart Primary, which together cater for a total of almost 900 three to 11-year-olds in Aston, Birmingham.

It has windows overlooking a play area and hostel staff have given him a new identity to protect him from harassment.

Probation workers at the Welford House hostel were told that Parnell was “high profile” at a meeting last week and he had been given the assumed name of Tony Golt.

Parnell will be under a 11pm to 6am curfew but will be free to walk the streets unattended during the day.

Sacred Heart head Lisa Fahy was not aware the sicko was living in the hostel until The Sun tipped her off yesterday.

She said: “This offender may be in the vicinity but we tell children there can be a lot of dangers beyond the school gates.

“We operate a Stranger Danger scheme and work with the police to keep children safe. That is all we can do.”

A former helper at the hostel said: “Staff have gone to great pains to keep Parnell’s move a secret.

“The false name is apparently to protect him from harassment but it’s disgusting the primary school haven’t been told what scum is now living next to them.

“Who needs more protection? The kids or the paedophile?”

Parnell, of Nuneaton, was jailed for three years at Warwick Crown Court and is out on licence. A Home Office spokesman said hostels enable offenders to be monitored “more effectively” and “improve our ability to protect the public”.

Another hostel he was also spotted at was on the Kenilworth Road in Leamington Spa, Warks

June 2004

Postman Jailed for Sex Abuse of Girl, 9

A NUNEATON postman who photographed himself sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl has been jailed for three years.

Anthony Parnell, 45, of Alexander Street, Nuneaton, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life and made subject to an extended three year period on licence after his release from prison.

It comes after Parnell pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Warwick Crown Court to indecently assaulting the nine-year-old and taking an indecent photograph of her.

He had also admitted possessing 591 indecent images of children and eight specimen charges of making indecent images by downloading them on to his computer.

Simon Ward, prosecuting, told the court Parnell had been a postman of previous good character who had been married for 20 years.