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Former Primary School Teacher Jailed For String Of Sex Offences

Tuesday 27th May 2014

A former primary school teacher from South London who carried out sex offences against children as young as six has been jailed for four years.Paul Cannon. Picture: Met Police

40-year-old Paul Cannon from Coulsdon admitted 22 incidents on children aged between six to 13 years old, including sexual assault and exposure, over a ten year period.

He was described by the judge as "every parent's nightmare".

Cannon targeted both male and female victims in parks and open spaces in the Sutton, Carshalton and Merton areas.

He picked weekends and holidays when children were away from their homes, and he often wore sunglasses, regardless of the weather, and rode a mountain bike, his victims recalled.

More than 4000 indecent images and movies of children were recovered a Cannon's home address.

He has been jailed for four years.