November 2016

‘Dangerous’ paedophile who tricked mothers and sexually abused young girls is jailed again

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A DANGEROUS paedophile who preyed on three little girls after hiding his perverted criminal past from their horrified families has been jailed for four years as part of an eight year extended prison sentence.

Scott Huddleston was able to sexually abuse his young victims, aged between six and ten, because their trusting mothers did not know he had been convicted of hoarding and distributing child sexual abuse images

One mother wept bitterly in court as she told how Huddleston had deliberately misled her family, saying he had been in trouble for “cyber crime.”

“I had no reason not to trust him round my children. It has broken my heart knowing what he has done to my little girls,” she said.

Huddleston, 33, formerly of Sunbridge Road, Bradford, sat impassively in the dock at Bradford Crown Court yesterday as the woman told of the devastation his abuse had caused.

A second mother said she felt “utter shock and disgust” when she discovered that a convicted paedophile had been left alone with her daughter, six.

“I could not stop the tears falling. I felt broken,” she stated.

Huddleston pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the three girls in 2014 and 2015. He was subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order after receiving a two year suspended jail sentence at Nottingham Crown Court in 2014 for possessing more than 1,000 indecent images of children as young as three and sharing about 40 of them.

Huddleston was also active on chat rooms where he pretended to be a child.

The court heard he was a chemistry student at the time, isolated, drinking heavily and struggling with his university course. He was imprisoned for two years at Bradford Crown Court in June last year for breach of the Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

In December, he was jailed for an extra four months because he had later been caught with more child abuse images and a little girl’s knickers at his home.

Prosecutor Michael Smith said Huddleston was released on August 26 this year and two days later, he contacted one of his young victims on Instagram. He was living in a hostel in Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, and bought a phone with internet access.

Mr Smith said Huddleston’s physical abuse of the three girls only came to light when he was in prison.

The children told how he had tried to kiss them and sat them on his lap, making them feel uncomfortable. He lifted up one little girl’s top and pulled down her pants before taking an indecent photo of her.

Huddleston’s barrister, Camille Morland, said he was remorseful and had admitted sexually assaulting the three girls after initially denying the allegations.

He hid his criminal past because he was embarrassed about it and now realised his deception had only put temptation his way.

Judge Jonathan Rose told Huddleston: “You are a man of profound perversion. You are a paedophile. You have a sexual interest in children and you are, in my view, a dangerous man as far as children are concerned.”

Judge Rose said the families would not have let him “within a million miles” of their children if they had known he was a convicted paedophile.

Huddleston was jailed for four years and will be closely monitored on his release under the terms of a four year extended licence for dangerous offenders. A Sexual Harm Prevention Order was made, without limit of time, and Huddleston must sign on the sex offender register for life.

Paedophile remanded back into custody for sentencing later this month

A CONVICTED paedophile is back behind bars after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting three little girls he was babysitting.

Scott Huddleston contacted one of his young victims on Instagram, asking if he could follow her, just two days after he was freed from jail after serving a sentence for hoarding child pornography.

Yesterday, a judge at Bradford Crown Court remanded him back into custody after he admitted sexually assaulting three girls, aged between six and ten, in 2014 and 2015.

Prosecutor Michael Smith said Huddleston, 33, formerly of Sunbridge Road, Bradford, had taken an indecent photo of one child.

He was also in breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order by using the internet to contact the little girl he had abused.

Huddleston was living in a hostel in Bradford Road, Cleckheaton, when he committed that offence.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, adjourned sentence until November 25 for the probation service to carry out a dangerousness assessment on Huddleston.

He told him: “The court needs to know the sort of risk you might present.”

In December last year, Huddleston was jailed for four months at Bradford Crown Court after he was caught with child porn and a little girl’s knickers at his home.

He was already behind bars for possession of indecent images of children and breach of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Huddleston hid his past from a mother in Bradford who allowed him to babysit her young daughters. He failed to tell her he had been sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court in April 2014 for downloading and distributing child porn.

He received a suspended prison term for possessing more than 1,000 indecent images of children as young as three and sharing about 40 of them.

Huddleston had also been active on chat rooms where he pretended to be a child.

He was ordered by the court in Nottingham to register with the police as a sex offender and to comply with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Huddleston breached the court orders by failing to notify the police when he was staying at family homes in Bradford and Wakefield.

The children’s mothers were shocked and disgusted when they found out about his past

June 2015

Jail for convicted pervert who babysat young girls at Bradford house after hiding his past

A CONVICTED pervert who babysat young girls at a house in Bradford after hiding his past from their horrified mother has been jailed for two years and four months.

Scott Huddleston, 31, of Sunbridge Road, Bradford, failed to tell the woman he had recently been sentenced for downloading and distributing child porn.

Bradford Crown Court heard that she felt sick and disgusted after leaving Huddleston alone with her children.

In April last year he was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court to a suspended prison term for possessing more than 1,000 indecent images of children and distributing about 40 of them.

Huddlestone had also been active on chat rooms where he pretended to be a child.

He was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, and ordered to register with the police as a sex offender and comply with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

Huddleston breached the court orders by failing to notify the police when he was staying at family homes in Bradford and Wakefield and by having unsupervised contact with the youngsters who lived at the property in Bradford.

Mr Sharp said there was no suggestion that Huddleston had committed any offences against any of the children.

The Bradford mother described feeling “shocked, disgusted and completely betrayed” by the defendant.

The Wakefield mother, who had been told his conviction was for fraud, said she felt sick and cried herself to sleep after finding out the truth.

Huddleston also had to tell the police if he obtained a credit or debit card so they could keep a check on his use of them. When he was arrested he was in possession of two unauthorised bank cards.

Huddleston was sentenced to 16 months in jail for breaching the court orders and a further 12 months on top when Judge Peter Benson activated part of the suspended prison term.

He will be subject to the indefinite SOPO when he is released.