THE mother of a disabled 15-year-old boy who was abused by a sex offender has spoken of her trauma and grief.
The crimes came to light last year when police received a report that Evans had met the vulnerable boy in a secluded car park in East Grinstead. He then committed a series of sexual offenses against the boy.
Evans, who worked in childcare in Sussex, Kent and Surrey for 20 years, tried to continue the relationship but the boy blocked contact and told his school and parents what had happened.
His mother said: “I think about what my son has been through every day and am constantly worried about protecting him.
“My son has disabilities and is vulnerable so it’s important to protect him on a daily basis and when that happens it’s devastating.
“As a family we are only now trying to come to terms with it and the upset of his grandparents and extended family is massive.
“We can’t break the news to his younger brother as it’s just too upsetting.”
She also said she was forced to take time off from work as she couldn’t handle stress and that she “can’t begin to really articulate how upset I am.”
While on police bail following the attack on the child, Evans continued to use a website profile to advertise as a babysitter. Officers then discovered that he had committed sexual offenses against a seven-year-old girl while acting as a babysitter at her Uckfield home.
Evans pleaded guilty to seven offenses against both children and was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison at Hove Crown Court.
Officials have urged parents who believe their children may have been sexually assaulted to contact police.
Detective Constable Michelle Hayes said: “I have seen the impact this has had on the two families on an almost daily basis and I have worked over the past six months to build their trust.
“Evans used his position of trust to target these children, sneaky in his behavior, and finally there is justice for all involved.”
The boy’s mother said she hopes Evans “is not released for a very long time and then not allowed near children or vulnerable people, regardless of their age.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20267488.mum-vulnerable-boy-abused-crowborough-paedophile-speaks-grief/?ref=rss The mother of a vulnerable boy who was abused by a Crowborough pedophile speaks of grief