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Paedophile Martyn Littell 'may have more victims'

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FORMER colleagues of a convicted paedophile who abused children at his West Croydon home fear he may have more victims.

Martyn Littell, 40, was jailed for six years in April for abducting children and sexually assaulting them, including performing a sex act on an eight-year-old boy.

The Advertiser then discovered Littell (pictured) had changed his name ten years ago and was formerly known as Martyn Freak.

Under this name, the paedophile had also volunteered with the Bromley Scouts and coached the under nines Junior Reds football team, in south-east London.

Now more acquaintances have come forward, detailing why Littell left the Scouts in 1994 and later, the football team.

Littell told one acquaintance, who we have agreed not to name, of an accusation made at the Scouts in 1994.

"He apparently got close to a young boy there and built up a relationship which came to a head when the child stated to his parents that he was 'Martyn's special friend'," the ex-colleague said.

"According to Martyn he was questioned at a police station and was not pursued. He claimed it was a misunderstanding although I was never convinced. I can't believe a paedophile will wait 20 years to strike again."

A spokesman for the Scouts confirmed they had a record of a Martyn Freak leaving the Bromley group in 1994, having volunteered there since 1990.

The acquaintance, who has known Littell for ten years, said the paedophile told him the issue resurfaced in 2006 when he was coaching the under nines Junior Reds team. "He was asked to leave when a parent recognised him from the Scouts and told the directors (of the football club) of the accusation. Again this is what he said happened."

At one point, the acquaintance was with Littell in a group when a young boy complained of cramp in his calf.

He said: "Martyn said he knew first aid and could 'have a look'. He then began to massage the boy's inner thigh, which we all found uncomfortable.

"He only stopped when I told him to, or else I would kick him."

Others who knew Littell said they were "shocked" at how much contact he had with children.

The police have not been able to confirm the accusation from 1994 because their current database does not go back that far, while Junior Reds FC were unavailable for comment.

Paedophile Martyn Littell 'may have more victims'


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