Learning mentor jailed for 12 years

Nigel Williams
Nigel Williams

A LEARNING mentor from a primary school in Wigan has been jailed for a catalogue of sexual offences.

Nigel Williams, 48, of Orrell was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to 12 years in prison.

He was found guilty at an earlier hearing of rape, indecency with a child and sexual activity with a child.

He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register indefinitely.

The offences took place between 2001 and 2004 while Williams was working at a Primary School as an IT technician and a learning mentor.

In 2001 the victim was 10-years-old and a pupil at the school where Williams was working. The victim was very interested in computers and would spend a lot of time in the computer room where Williams worked.

Williams actively encouraged this and would ask the victim if he wanted to attend the computer club at lunchtimes and after school.

Due to the amount of time they spent together, he asked the victim if he wanted to go to school with him when it was closed so he could play games on the computers.

He agreed to do this as the computers at school were better than the one he had at home. He would go to the school out of hours where Williams groomed and sexually assaulted him over a period of time.

The victim said the majority of the abuse happened while the school was closed and they were alone.

Williams took the victim on trips away both alone and with Williams’ family - he would also allow him to stay over at his house and would abuse him while his family slept upstairs.