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Police fear paedophile committed more disgusting crimes in west Somerset

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

Police fear paedophile Paul Francis committed more disgusting crimes in west Somerset

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Police have said they fear that a "predatory" man has committed more disgusting offences against children after finding hand-drawn posters the paedophile used to lure children into his home that date back to when the paedophile lived in west Somerset.

Paul Francis has a 30-year history of offending was jailed today for abusing a girl of 10 - after he went unchecked and was allowed to live overlooking a playground.

Sick Paul Francis, 62, was given a home next to a local park, nursery and youth group by a housing association that failed to spot his background of child sex crimes.

After the case Detective Constable Andrew Tearle said: "Paul Francis acted in a predatory manner to target young girls with promises of music lessons and being in a band.

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"In reality, he exploited their innocent dreams to build relationships with them and abuse them.

"I hope that in receiving a lengthy custodial sentence he recognises the seriousness of his actions.

"Francis targeted his victims with hand-drawn posters advertising singing lessons in Yeovil and when we searched his house we found posters dating back to time spent living in west Somerset.

"My fear is that he may have committed offences in that area and I would encourage anyone who has concerns about the individual to get in touch and discuss them with us."

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