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Paedophile locked up

PUBLISHED: 12:57 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:14 11 August 2010

A PAEDOPHILE toy shop and supermarket worker was jailed indefinitely for a string of sickening sexual assaults on four victims. Shaun Johnson, 23, preyed on the vulnerable youngsters aged eight to 18 – three of whom suffered learning disabilities and one

A PAEDOPHILE toy shop and supermarket worker was jailed indefinitely for a string of sickening sexual assaults on four victims.

Shaun Johnson, 23, preyed on the vulnerable youngsters aged eight to 18 - three of whom suffered learning disabilities and one of whom has attempted to take his own life after he was molested.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard that the abuse had taken place between august 2006 and June 2008.

Somerfield supermarket employee Johnson, of Sebastian Court, Barking, who also worked part-time at Smyths Toys in Chadwell Heath and attended a children's karate club, denied abusing the boys.

Judge Wendy Joseph QC said: "You are a predatory paedophile who is prepared to work himself into situations where you have access to children.

"You gave them your time and attention, you played games with them including rough and tumble which gave you the opportunity to touch them.

"You will never be released unless a parole board deem the public is safe from you."

He was convicted of six counts of sexual activity with a male, four counts of sexual assault, seven counts of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder impeding choice, inciting a male child to engage in sexual activity and rape.

Johnson must serve a minimum of seven and a half years in prison before he can apply for parole.


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