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London disabled man jailed for sex attacks

Christopher Killick
Image caption Christopher Killick "preyed on those more vulnerable than himself", the Metropolitan Police said

A disabled man from south-west London has been jailed for three years for sexually attacking two men with severe physical disabilities.

Christopher Killick, 47, of Roehampton, targeted the pair from 1991 to 2005, thinking "they would never be able to complain", the Old Bailey heard.

His victims, who suffer from cerebral palsy, testified through a special voice machine and an intermediary.

Killick was branded "a manipulative sexual predator" by police.

He used a wheelchair as he also had cerebral palsy.

But he was "more physically able" than his victims when he committed his crimes, said prosecution QC Johannah Cutts.

'Predator'

She said he knew it would be hard for the men to tell anyone about the abuse, and "took advantage of their difficulties".

Killick was a "predator who preyed on those more vulnerable than himself", said Det Con Mark Sullivan of the Metropolitan Police.

"He befriended his victims and then betrayed that friendship by subjecting them to unwanted sexual acts," he added.

"He wrongly believed that because of their disabilities and communication problems they would be unable to report what took place and no one would listen to them."

Killick was cleared of a rape charge against a third man.

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