Sat, 04 Aug 2018
A PREDATORY sex offender, who raped two women and assaulted others, has been twice caught by police with young girls in his car.
Nicholas Glen Laloo, known as Nick, has more than 40 previous convictions and is considered so dangerous that he is forbidden from being alone with children without the parents knowing his background.
But the Newbury Weekly News is unable to publish an official photograph of him as Thames Valley Police has so far refused to release one.
Laloo, who has previously served 12 years in prison for rape, was back in the dock at Reading Crown Court on Monday, July 30, for his latest breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
The 49-year-old, formerly of Queens Road, Newbury, and who now lives at The Crescent, Theale, initially denied having breached the order on December 29, 2016, and again on January 1 last year.
But just as a jury was ready to be sworn in to try the case, he changed his pleas to guilty.
Siobhan Molloy, prosecuting, said Laloo had previously raped twice and had been convicted of other sexual offences.
She told the court he was subsequently made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order – now known as a Sexual Harm Prevention Order – for two further offences.
The first of these involved harassing a 15-year-old girl by “persistently meeting her after school... and giving her lifts home.”
Ms Molloy said: “He told her he would give her a ‘treat’ on her 16th birthday, but it would be a secret between them and she was not to tell her family.”
The second offence, the court heard, involved “following three girls on separate occasions and trying to incite them to get into his car, causing them to fear violence”.
In 2015, the NWN reported how Laloo, then living at his Newbury address, was first convicted of breaking the order.
On that occasion he was found by police sitting in a parked panel van in a secluded spot in Newbury during the early hours.
Helen Waite, prosecuting, said at the time: “Police on mobile patrol noticed a red LDV van around 11.30pm in a secluded spot.
“In the early hours the next day it was still there. Mr Laloo was stopped and checked by the police.”
Officers made enquiries and it transpired that Laloo had failed to notify his public protection officer of the van’s make, model and registration.
On Thursday, his latest breaches were outlined by Ms Molloy.
She said on one occasion, he had been caught carrying young schoolgirls in his vehicle, knowing that no disclosure regarding his sex offender status had been made to the parent.
On the second, he was carrying another young girl without her parent having been alerted to his past by the police public protection unit.
A third, similar charge was allowed to lie on file. This can happen when a defendant has admitted similar offences and convictions for the remaining offences would have no significant impact on the sentence.
Judge Ian Grainger said he needed more information about Laloo’s circumstances and past offending and ordered pre-sentence reports to be prepared.
Laloo, who was meanwhile released on conditional bail, to be sentenced at a later date and Judge Grainger warned him that all sentencing options – “including the obvious one, custody” – remained open.
(BLOB) Thames Valley Police states it will provide the media with photographs of offenders if they are sentenced to more than 18 months in prison, as long as it is deemed in the public interest to do so. However, recently the force has twice declined to provide photographs of sex offenders who met those criteria.