February 2021

‘Predatory paedophile’ jailed for sexual abuse on girls dating back to 2009

Police in Nottinghamshire have praised the courage of two survivors of child sexual abuse who came forward about a “predatory paedophile” and helped bring him to justice.

Paul Dixon committed the offences against two girls, under the age of 16, between 29 June 2009 and 24 February 2017. 

On Tuesday 23 February, the 59-year-old was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child, six counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity with a child and a further count of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Dixon, formerly of Alfreton Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was jailed for nine years following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court. 

He abused one of the girls in public and in his flat. He would throw money at her and she said she was scared of what Dixon might do if she didn’t go along with the abuse.

But after seeing him talking to a young child on a tram, she felt compelled to report him to police.

The second victim was also offered money in exchange for performing sexual acts.

A well as his sentence, Dixon was made subject of a sexual harm prevention order and must sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.