January 2018

Prolific paedophile jailed

A prolific paedophile has been jailed after he sexually abused young children while working as a musician.

Neil Duncan, 74, from Southend, targeted young boys during the 1970s and showed them pornography before forcing them to perform sex acts.

In sickening offences, Duncan abused the boys and even kept diaries to record his victims’ anguish.

More than 40 years after they were abused, victims began contacting police in March 2016 and early 2017.

When Duncan was arrested in August 2016, several computers were seized and cops discovered indecent images.

The retired musician was finally charged in mid-August last year and on December 5 he pleaded guilty to 39 offences, relating to six male victims.

Duncan was sentenced to 16 years behind bars at Wood Green Crown Court and was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for life.

– One count of attempted buggery with a victim aged under 16;

– Seven counts of buggery with a victim aged under 16;

– One count of incitement to commit buggery;

– 13 counts of indecency with a child under the age of 14 years;

– 15 counts of indecent assault on a male under the age of 16 years; and,

– Two counts of making indecent images.