A convicted paedophile from Birmingham, who used his position as a football coach to find new victims, has admitted another 17 offences of child sexual abuse.

Kevan Tudor is currently serving a 9-year sentence after being found guilty of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, and two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child in May 2016.

The depraved monster was one of 10 men jailed for their part in the historical exploitation and abuse of two young boys in 2002-2003 and 2009-2010.

After seeing a newspaper article about Tudor’s conviction, another victim found the courage to come forward in 2017 and reported that he had been abused as a child by Tudor in the early 80’s.

The tragic victim suffered mental health trauma following the horrific sexual ordeal, and he did not feel strong enough to support an investigation and the case was filed. In 2019 he felt stronger and, having spent his life plagued by doubt that anyone would believe him, he approached police again.

However, the investigation stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic as prison visits were not allowed during lockdown and detectives were unable to interview Tudor.

Convicted child abuser Kevan Tudor has admitted a further 17 sex offences against childrenWMP
Convicted child abuser Kevan Tudor has admitted to a long list of sexual offences against children

Evidence came to light which revealed that Tudor had used his position as a private football coach to target young boys. One of the survivors of Tudor’s sexual abuse was identified and traced by police.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lisa Monahan explained: “Tudor groomed the boy and his family into believing he could be a famous goalkeeper, with promises of football scouts and trials at Premier League clubs.

“Those dreams were used to secure complete freedom of access to the young boy with coaching sessions many times a week, where he was made to perform sexual acts on Tudor until he was 14-years-old.

“Now in his 50s, he emotively describes the time, as a teenager, when he realised that he was not good enough at football to be professional and never was.”

Tudor, now aged 61, was charged with 15 counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16 years of age and two counts of gross indecency against a boy under 14 years of age, which police said were against five victims.

He admitted the charges at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday (8 July) and was sentenced to 15-years in prison, reduced by five years for an early guilty plea.

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