‘The Teflon Paedo’: How Essex Police informant Dennis King spent 60 years sexually abusing children, but always evaded true justice
“THE TEFLON paedophile.”
That was how retired NHS manager Robin Jamieson described Dennis King.
First convicted of sex offences in 1958, King racked up convictions in seven consecutive decades. He was back in court just last year, at age 83.
Yet, observed Robin, “No matter how many times he reoffended, whenever he came back before the court, the judge would give him a really lenient sentence again.”
In one case, in Peterborough in 2000, a judge told King he was eligible for 10 years inside, then gave him seven months.
Child protection workers who saw the catastrophic damage inflicted on children abused by King’s 1980s ’Shoebury Sex Ring’ were infuriated by his lenient treatment.