Jailed: Private maths tutor who encouraged young boys to engage in sexual activity at his Wembley home

Tom Powell
Guilty: Nicholas Fay admitted four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity: Met Police

A private maths tutor has been jailed after admitting a string of sexual offences against young boys he was teaching at his north London home.

Nicholas Fay, 72, was sentenced to two years at Harrow Crown Court after pleading guilty to four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The court heard how he persuaded four boys – aged nine to ten – to engage in sexual activity with him and each other at his Wembley home in July 2015.

One of the boys admitted what had happened to his parents and Fay was arrested a day later.

Upon sentencing, Judge Greenwood 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."

Four other boys made similar accusations against Fay dating back to 1999 and 2006 which were referenced by the Judge as bad character evidence.

As well as the jail term, Fay was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years and handed a Sexual harm Prevention Order preventing him from unsupervised contact with people under 16.

Police fear that there may be more victims of Fay – who taught privately for 18 years – and have urged any to come forward.

Detective Constable Janine Stevenson of the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command 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.

"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."

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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