Michael Gibbons, 27, from Hampshire has been jailed for eleven years for sexually abusing seven young children at a summer holiday play scheme. Some of the victims were as young as four years old. The offences occurred in Hampshire and Berkshire between 2009 and 2016.

Gibbons pleaded guilty in April to nine offences of sexual assaults. Two of the assaults took place at Farnborough Leisure Centre, where Gibbons was employed as a play centre worker.

He also admitted to “one count of rape; four counts of inciting children to engage in sexual activity and two attempted sexual assaults.”

Gibbons confessed his crimes to the Mental Health charity “Mind” and was arrested in December. Gibbons admitted to the abuse in the police interviews.

A spokesman for the NSPCC children’s charity said: “With a clear and dangerous interest in children, Gibbons used his young victims for his own sexual gratification. His actions will have had a devastating impact on his victims and it’s thanks to their bravery that Gibbons has been brought to justice.”

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