BY YANN TEAR
A man who marketed himself online as a ‘Peter Pan Nanny’ has been found guilty of 11 counts of sexual assaults on children following a seven-week trial at Kingston Crown Court.
Alexander Philo-Steele, 35, of Earl’s Court, was found guilty of carrying out the sexual assaults between 2003 and 2018.
The court heard that in 2003, Philo-Steele befriended a six-year-old boy at a family friend’s birthday party, taking him back to his flat and sexually abusing him.
He was arrested for the offence that year, but the case was discontinued due to a lack of evidence. It was later re-opened in last year after further victims came forward.
Between June and October 2018, Philo-Steele, pictured, sexually assaulted brothers aged six and seven, having made friends with the boys’ mother the previous year.
He was arrested on October 12 last year and, following a thorough investigation, was charged with the above offences.
The court also heard that before his arrest, Philo-Steele had been working as a nanny and had advertised his services online, marketing himself as the Peter Pan Nanny on a website he created called governorandnanny.
Detective Constable Rachel Davison, who investigated the case, said: “Philo-Steele showed no remorse throughout this trial and in fact blamed the parents and authorities for influencing the children.
“I want to pay particular tribute to the children’s mothers who provided evidence at court and demonstrated great courage throughout the proceedings. Their evidence has ensured that this man will no longer be able to work with and harm children.
“I am also grateful to the jury for their careful consideration of this case. They have clearly seen through Philo-Steele’s lies and instead heard the voice of all those children abused by him.
“We hope this case encourages anyone else who may have been a victim of Philo-Steele to come forward and speak to us.”