November 2020

Convicted paedophile jailed for life after admitting abusing 20 children including four-month-old baby

A convicted child abuser currently in prison for his crimes has been further jailed after admitting to 40 further offences against more than 24 young victims aged between four months and 14-years-old

Aaron McWilliams, 28 (31.01.92) of HMP Belmarsh was sentenced to life, to serve a minimum of nine years’ imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday 2 November, after admitting to the following offences:

Fourteen counts of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity (penetration)

Eight counts of inciting a boy under 13 to engage in sexual activity (no penetration)

Seven counts of sexual assault on a boy by touching

Three counts of making an indecent photo of a child

Three counts of sexual assault on a child

Two counts of rape of a boy under 13

Attempted rape of a boy under 13

Sexual assault on a girl by touching

Engage in sexual activity with a boy under 15

The offences were committed between 2012 and 2017 in different parts of the UK and Europe, with McWilliams abusing children he came into contact with through his work as a live-in au pair.

The court heard that McWilliams was first convicted in 2016 for sexually assaulting a four-year-old child.

After serving part of his sentence, he was released and began working with another family within a matter of weeks, after providing phony references.

There, he sexually abused another four-year-old child and was jailed for seven years in August 2017.

A phone was seized as part of the 2017 investigation, and detectives subsequently found 2,472 indecent images of children, graded category A (depicting the most serious child abuse) to C.

Detectives discovered an extensive collection of videos McWilliams had made of himself sexually abusing his young victims.

McWilliams was interviewed twice in 2018 about the material on his phone, and made admissions about his abuse of children.

A total of 24 victims, aged between four months and 14-years-old were identified during the investigation. All but on one of the victims were boys.

August 2017

Paedophile who sexually assaulted young girl after forging references to get nanny job in Bromley jailed

A paedophile who sexually assaulted a young girl after forging references to get a job as a nanny has been jailed for seven years.

Aaron McWilliams, 25, of no fixed address, was found guilty of sexual assault on a child aged under five years at Woolwich Crown Court on July 15 and was sentenced today at the same court.

McWilliams was employed as a nanny in the Bromley area after responding to an advertisement on Gumtree and used references that he later admitted were fake.

His victim told her mother that McWilliams had touched her sexually in March this year and 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 in Southwark in 2015.

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