A private maths tutor from Wembley has been jailed for two years after admitting a string of sexual offences committed against 10-year-old boys he was teaching at his home.
Nicholas Fay, of Basing Hill, was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (March 10) after pleading guilty to the offences at the same court four days earlier (March 6).
Police said the 72-year-old had breached trust the parents of the children had given him “in the most abhorrent way”.
Officers fear Fay, who has privately tutored for at least 18 years, may have other victims who have not come forward, and urged people to do so.
Fay admitted four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, with each of the four victims aged 10 at the time.
He was arrested after one of the boys told his parents that Fay had behaved inappropriately towards him.
He said Fay had incited him to engage in sexual activity with him and the three other boys.
Officers from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command in Edgware immediately launched an investigation.
Additionally, four other boys made similar allegations against Fay dating back to 1999 which were referenced by Judge Greenwood as bad character evidence in sentencing Fay.
'You were a maths tutor and were entrusted by the children and their parents - you abused their trust'
The judge said: “What you did was serious.
"You were a maths tutor and were entrusted by the children and their parents - you abused their trust.
“You incited them to take part in activity with each other.
"You told them not to tell their parents, but fortunately they did.”
Detective Constable Janine Stevenson, of the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, praised the bravery of the victims, who were faced with the prospect of giving evidence against Fay after he initially denied charges.
She said: “The victims’ parents put their trust in Fay to teach their children whilst they were under his supervision - he breached that trust in the most abhorrent way.
“I would like to thank all of the families involved in this investigation - without their assistance the outcome would not have been possible.
“Fay initially refused to accept the charges which meant that the children were faced with the fear of having to attend court to give evidence.
“Thankfully, he eventually changed his plea on the first day of trial, avoiding them additional distress.
“Fay has caused immense distress and trauma for the victims and their families and I hope his sentence will go towards providing some closure for them.
'We fear there may be more victims'
“Fay has been teaching children privately for at least 18 years and we fear there may be more victims.
"I would urge any other potential victims to come forward and contact me as soon as possible.”
Fay was issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) preventing him from having any unsupervised contact with people under 16 and is subject to Sex Offender Registration for 10 years.
Anyone with information of a potential victim is asked to contact DC Janine Stevenson on 101.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.
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