Justice has caught up with a “predatory paedophile”, who changed his name and moved abroad, but is now starting a four-year sentence after three of his victims came forward.
Charles Worth, 65, - who changed his name by deed poll from David Berry – abused the male victims when they were children in the 1970's and 1980's.
He was convicted at Croydon Crown Court of five counts of indecently assaulting a male and two counts of indecency with a child.
All were children when the offences were committed at Worth’s home in Raynes Park, Morden swimming baths and a location in Wallington.
In 2001 Berry changed his name via deed poll to Charles Worth and he has been living in Spain and India since 1998.
On February 16, last year Worth was arrested at Gatwick Airport stepping off a flight from Malaga.
Detective Constable Darren Raishbrook said: “Worth was a predatory paedophile, who targeted his victims, subjecting them to repeated sexual abuse.
“I commend the bravery of the victims in coming forward and reliving their ordeal and hope today’s sentence goes some way to providing them with some closure, whilst reassuring others that we are committed to pursuing those responsible for such crimes, regardless of the passage of time.“I believe there may well be further victims out there and would encourage individuals to report any offences to the Sexual Offences Exploitation & Child Abuse Command on 020 8721 4106 or via 101.