September 2021

Paedophile swimmer jailed for 10 years for rape and sexual assaults on children

A 21-year-old paedophile has been jailed for 10 years for the rape and sexual assault of three children.

Tom Piggott, formerly from Welshpool, had been a promising swimmer who had hoped to go to the Tokyo paralympics.

After forcing the victims to endure a trial, he was convicted of 10 offences, which included two counts of rape, after a five-day trial at Mold Crown Court in July. He had denied all the offences and showed incredible arrogance in trying to lie his way out of the situation

It took the jury less than half an hour to return a guilty verdict on all 10 counts:

  • Two counts of raping a child,

  • Three counts of sexual assault on a child,

  • Two counts of inciting a child to take part in a sexual act, 

  • Three counts of making indecent images of children.

Earlier today, he was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and ordered to register for life as a sex offender.

During the investigation, the police seized electronic devices from Mr Piggott and found indecent images of children of the most serious category.

Officers found 141 videos, 58 of which were in the most serious category, and 29 indecent images, six of which were in the most serious category, on electronic devices seized from Piggott’s home.

Police described the images as some of the worst he had ever seen

Piggott, a former Oswestry Otters swimmer and Swansea University student, was aiming for a place at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the S10, SB9 and SM10 disability swimming classes.

July 2021

Welshpool man found guilty of child rape

A paedophile Paralympic swimming hopeful has been found guilty of 10 child sex offences including rape.

Tom Piggott, aged 21 and of Maesowen, Welshpool, was found guilty of two counts of raping a child, three counts of sexual assault on a child, two counts of inciting a child to take part in a sexual act, and three counts of making indecent images of children.

Piggott, a former Oswestry Otters swimmer and Swansea University student, was aiming for a place at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the S10, SB9 and SM10 disability swimming classes but is now facing prison after being convicted at Mold Crown Court.

He had denied the offences but it took a jury less than half an hour to return a guilty verdict on all 10 counts following a five-day trial.

Officers found 141 videos, 58 of which are in the most serious category, and 29 indecent images, six of which are in the most serious category, on electronic devices seized from Piggott’s home.

Police described the images as some of the worst he had ever seen