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Wembley paedophile who filmed himself raping children admits carrying out 25 sex attacks

PUBLISHED: 14:50 17 April 2015 | UPDATED: 13:06 20 April 2015

Michael D'Costa has admitted a string of child sex offences

Michael D'Costa has admitted a string of child sex offences

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A disabled paedophile from Wembley who filmed himself as he raped young girls and kept diaries about his acts has admitted carrying out 25 sex attacks.

D'Costa approached a young girl in this car park [Photograph from Google StreetView]D'Costa approached a young girl in this car park [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Wheelchair-bound Michael D’Costa, 64, documented details about his three young victims and what he did to them alongside sickening video footage at his home in Farnborough Close.

Officers seized the diaries, videos, a large amount of electrical equipment, including several televisions, laptops, computers, mobile phones and internal and external CCTV cameras, during a raid of his home.

Isleworth Crown Court heard police were alerted to him after a teacher overheard one of his victim’s telling a friend he had offered her money for sex.

The 13-year-old girl was in the Asda car park in Wembley, yards from D’Costa’s home when he approached her and showed her a video of him having sex with another child before propositioning her.

She refused and when the police were called she told them she didn’t want the matter taken any further.

When he was arrested D’Costa admitted he had approached her and had had sex with other children,

His diaries identified her as one of his three rape victims.

Today he pleaded guilty to five counts of rape, five counts of rape of a child under 13, eight counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity, three counts of assault on a child under 13 by penetration and two counts of attempted rape of a child under 13.

He will be sentenced on June 19.

Detective Inspector Neil John, of the Met’s Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “D’Costa is a predatory paedophile who kept a sickening account of his abuse on is young victims.

“Despite his first victim not wishing to pursue this matter, officers launched an investigation and this case demonstrates the Met’s commitment to bringing to justice those who commit such abhorrent crimes against children.

“We are appealing to the public in case there are any further victims of D’Costa’s abuse. Please come forward.”


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