Computer skills course tutor jailed in historic east London sex case for molesting boys

David Dutoit [inset] admits at Southwark crown court to historic sex charges

David Dutoit [inset] admits at Southwark crown court to historic sex charges - Credit: MPS

Detectives are appealing today for any more victims of paedophile David Dutoit to come forward and speak to police—now he has been jailed for six years.

The 58-year-old computer skills tutor from Bow in east London preyed on vulnerable teenage boys.

He was employed in Tower Hamlets and Hackney between 2005 and 2014 teaching skills to unemployed teenagers who are not in education or training.

But the offences he’s been jailed for go back several years before.

Detectives from the Met’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse command are now appealing to anyone who believes they were one of his victims to contact them.

Dutoit appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court earlier this month where he admitted sexually abusing three youngsters more than 15 years ago.

He was sentenced on August 7 after pleading guilty to charges of gross indecency with a child, indecent assault on a child, sexual assault and possessing indecent images of children.

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The offences involved three teenage boys who were abused, separately, over a period from 1998.

“It’s highly likely that Dutoit may have tried to abuse others,” Det Con Klementina Balint said. “He is a serial offender who took advantage of vulnerable young males and abused them.

“The victims we know about put their faith in the police to investigate their claims—we hope they feel some form of justice.”

Offences came to light in April after one victim told a friend, who urged him to go to the police.

Dutoit used to take the youngster on outings and sexually abused him when they were alone.

Further investigations uncovered two more victims—one under 16 at the time who was molested when staying the night at Dutoit’s flat at Heylyn Square in Bow, between 1998 and 2000.

The other, who was 17 or 18, met Dutoit through a course set up to train unemployed youngsters in computer skills.

Dutoit took him to a pub after the course and bought him drinks. They had arranged to stay in separate rooms at a B and B hotel—but the teenager woke to find Dutoit sexually abusing him.