January 2021

First picture of paedophile who indecently assaulted boy, 9, in Sidcup

This is the police mugshot of a paedophile who indecently assaulted a nine-year-old boy.

Former private tutor John Broughton, 75, of no fixed abode, admitted a charge of indecent assault at an address in Sidcup between December 1981 and April 1982.

He was sentenced to one day’s imprisonment concurrent with a sentence he is currently serving for a different offence.

The judge at Woolwich Crown Court imposed the sentence due to the fact Broughton had already served a 40-month sentence in 1986 for a series of similar offences.

The judge ruled that, if the judge in 1986 had been aware of the current case, he would not have imposed any greater sentence than he did.

Broughton must sign the Sexual Offenders Register for seven years.