The headmaster of a British school teaching in Iraq has been arrested and jailed for contacting at least 131 children from around the world on social media, with the aim of sexually exploiting them. The story was revealed by Britain’s National Crime Agency on Thursday.
Nicholas Clayton, who worked at an international school located in Iraqi Kurdistan, is 38 years old. According to authorities, he contacted, throught social mediachildren, the youngest of whom was 10 years old.
confused by a testimonial
It was thanks to the testimony of a 13-year-old Cambodian boy that investigators were able to locate the British man. The latter had effectively contacted the young man through the Messenger application, asking for photos of him without a shirt. The professor had even paid for the young man’s plane tickets to Malaysia, so they could meet.
Nicholas Clayton was arrested by NCA officers on his return to the UK. Uploading their conversations, the researchers realized that the teacher exchanged with hundreds of young people, residents around the world.
“Nicholas Clayton used his trusted position as a teacher to attempt to sexually exploit children, using technology to access hundreds of potential victims around the world,” said NCA’s Hazel Stewart.
Tried on August 23 in Liverpool, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison and banned for 15 years from going near places frequented by children.