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Paedophile PCSO Billy Wheatley jailed for sex assault

Billy Wheatley
Image caption Billy Wheatley resigned as a PCSO in Bromley when he was first arrested

A child sex offender and former Metropolitan Police Community Support Officer has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a five-year-old.

In April, Billy Wheatley, 26, from Sidcup, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail for 18 offences, some taking place while he was a PCSO.

He was later re-arrested and charged with a further six counts of abuse.

Wheatley pleaded guilty to these on Thursday at Woolwich Crown Court and was sentenced to a further six months.

His latest victim came forward after seeing publicity on him after he was jailed in April.

'Danger to children'

The assaults took place between 1998 and 2000.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Andrew Gattase, from the Met's Paedophile Unit, said: "We were keen to publicise Wheatley's conviction in April because we felt sure there were unidentified victims out there.

"The very next day the latest victim came forward and contacted police.

"Wheatley is a danger to children and I am pleased we were able to bring more charges against him."

The Met said that an extra eight offences would be left to lie on file.

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