Who is Nicholas Clayton?
Nicholas Clayton is a 38-year-old British headteacher from The Wirral who is currently jailed for 20 months for using Facebook Messenger to contact children as young as 10, for photos and attempting to sexually abuse them.
The 38-year-old man was caught after asking a 13-year-old boy from Cambodia for photos of his naked upper torse and arranging to pay for the child to travel to Malaysia so they could meet.
According to sources, he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on 23 August where he admitted three counts of sexual communication with a child under 16 years and one charge of inciting the sexual exploitation of a child.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) received intelligence about the communication and arrested him when he returned to the UK.
However, further investigations found out that, Clayton had been messaging hundreds of boys from across the globe, spanning the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Iraq, Morocco, Turkey, and others over a period of just three months.
Nicholas Clayton was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment on Tuesday and made the subject of sexual harm prevention for 15 years.