September 2015

Father and Son jailed for sexually abusing young girls

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An 84-year-old father and his 55-year-old son have been jailed today with the heartbreaking words of their victims ringing in their ears.

Perverts Horace Nix and son Malcolm were convicted of carrying out sex attacks in the 1990s.

One of the girls made three attempts to get her sex claims investigated by police – and even called Childline when she was just 11 years old.

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But a judge at Canterbury Crown Court heard it was only when plumber Malcolm Nix was convicted of other sex offences two years ago that her attacks were properly investigated.

Now Horace, of Manley Close, Whitfield has been jailed for 10 years, and his son, of Holt Street, Nonington was given a 12-year extended prison sentence.

But before being led away, prosecutor Peter Forbes read statements from two victims and their mother.

In one of them, father and son were described as “monsters” who had caused one of their victims to make a serious attempt at suicide.

Judge Heather Norton said their accounts of their lives after the attacks had been heartbreaking to read, adding: “Both of them have had to wait a long time for this day.”

Sex pest plumber Nix had escaped an immediate jail sentence two years ago for a vile attack on a woman.

But earlier this year he was convicted of eight more offences – and has received a nine year sentence with an extra three years on licence.

Judge Norton told Malcolm he was “devoid of any emotion” and will have to serve six years before he can be considered for parole.

In 2013 police began a new investigation after receiving complaints from two victims who were attacked by the perverted pair.

The two men denied a total of 14 offences but the jury convicted them on every charge after hearing how police found disgusting images of children on Malcolm Nix’s computer.

Mr Forbes revealed how one of the children had made an allegation against Horace Nix in the 1990s after calling Childline.

Charges were never brought after the girl was made to believe the attack was just a dream and she later retracted her claims.

Some years later the victim told how she “freaked out” after watching an episode of the soap Hollyoaks in which the issue of child sex abuse was part of the storyline.

And when one of the victims heard via Facebook about the 2013 sex attack, they asked the police to start a new investigation.

Officers raided Malcolm Nix’s premises and seized a laptop containing 160 indecent images of children after he had searched for the pictures using terms such as “teen nudes” and “Japanese school girls”.

Both men denied the allegations by the two victims, claiming they were “a pack of lies” and Malcolm tried to blame two lodgers for the illegal images. The jury rejected their claims.

July 2015

Sex pest faces jail after being convicted to sex offences

Sex pest plumber Malcolm Nix escaped jail two years ago for a vile attack on a woman… but now he is behind bars.

The 55-year-old Dover man has been convicted of eight more offences – and has been told to expect a long prison sentence.

Malcolm Nix’s premises and seizing a laptop containing 160 indecent images of children after he had searched for the pictures using terms such as “teen nudes”, “Japanese school girls” and “Chinese teen p****”.

Also facing jail is his 84-year-old father Horace Nix, who was also found guilty of sex offences by a jury at Canterbury Crown Court.

Horace, of Manley Close, Whitfield was given bail until the sentencing hearing next month but his son, of Holt Street, Nonnington was remanded in custody pending reports on what danger they both pose.

In 2013, Malcolm, who was then living in Canterbury Road Lyddon had been convicted of sex assault.

In an exclusive interview after the plumber received a suspended sentence the victim, from Thanet, said: “He should have gone to jail – even if it was just for a day. He needed teaching a lesson. 

“He is now walking about free, while I have to live with the consequences of his vile behaviour. This isn’t justice.” 

She had to relive her ordeal twice after the first trial was stopped for legal reasons and had to be re-started weeks later. 

The woman added: “During both trials, he made me out to be a liar, claimed that I had made the whole thing up. 

“At least I have the satisfaction now that the jury believed me and everyone knows that he is the liar and a sex pest.” 

Police began a new investigation after receiving complaints from two other victims telling how they were attacked by the pervert pair.

Father and son denied 14 offences – but the jury convicted them on every charge after hearing how police found disgusting images of children on Malcolm Nix’s computer.

Prosecutor Peter Forbes revealed how one of the children made allegations against Horace Nix in the 1990s after calling Child Line.

Charges were never brought after the girl was made to believe the attack was just a dream and she retracted her claims.

Some years later the victim told how she “freaked out” after watching an episode of the soap Hollyoaks in which the issue of child sex abuse was part of the storyline.

Again no charges were brought against Horace.

But when one of the victims heard via Facebook about the 2013 sex attack, they asked the police to start a new investigation.

That led to officers raiding Malcolm Nix’s premises and seizing a laptop containing 160 indecent images of children

Both men denied the allegations claiming the victim’s complaints were “a pack of lies” and Malcolm tried to blame two lodgers for the illegal images. The jury rejected their stories.

Two years ago, Malcolm – who had earned £28,000-a-year from his plumbing work at Shorncliffe Barracks in Folkestone – had been given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.