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|Prolific paedophile found guilty |
(20 minutes later)
A paedophile who filmed an attack on a 11-year-old girl has been found guilty of rape and attempted rape.
Anthony Barron, 54, of Wantage, previously admitted 87 charges of sexual offences relating to at least 10 girls between 1995 and 2006.
A jury at Oxford Crown Court heard that Barron filmed and photographed some of his attacks on the children as a "souvenir gathering exercise".
|Some of Barron's victims were as young as three.||Some of Barron's victims were as young as three.|
He just seemed really genuine and nice The mother of a four-year-old victim
The mother of a four-year-old who one of Barron's victims said: "He came across as really nice, genuine, charming. A really nice person, is the only way to put it.
|"[He appeared] caring and interested in how the children were doing, in some ways my welfare as well, after my husband and I separated.||"[He appeared] caring and interested in how the children were doing, in some ways my welfare as well, after my husband and I separated.|
"He just seemed really genuine and nice."
Computer engineer Barron is due to be sentenced later on Thursday.
The court had heard the grandfather from Grove, Wantage, "lured the children to play at his home with toys and games and then bribed them not to say what happened to them with sweets and ice lollies".
When police raided his home after one of the children, aged five, revealed all to her mother they found a stash of toys suitable for children from the age of two.