Thrapston paedophile who lured girls into driving instructor car facing jail again

He will be sentenced later this month

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 1:38 pm

A paedophile who lured two young girls into his AA learner car and filmed sickening sex abuse is facing the prospect of prison again.

Former driving instructor Matthew Ottley, now of Midland Road in Thrapston, was jailed for four-and-a-half years in 2016 over his horrific actions which took place in Kent.

He picked his victims up outside a school and drove them to a rural lane to act out his twisted fantasies.

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Ottley, pictured outside Maidstone Crown Court in 2015. Credit: SWNS
Ottley, pictured outside Maidstone Crown Court in 2015. Credit: SWNS

A judge placed him on the register for sex offenders indefinitely, a move designed to keep tabs on his details and whereabouts to deter him from further offending.

Breaching the register requirements is a crime in itself - and the 45-year-old has now admitted eight charges of failing to comply with sex offender notification requirements before magistrates in Northampton.

The offences took place between April 2018 and June 2020 and one related to failing to notify police of a bank card.

Ottley, who once ran his own Kent driving school called 'I Drive Safely' and owned a minicab firm, had previously been jailed after admitting causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and arranging or facilitating child prostitution or pornography.

He had threatened the girls that he would put a clip of the abuse on YouTube if they told anyone, but the matter was later brought to the attention of teachers.

AA suspended him at the time and then severed all ties with him.

Ottley will be sentenced for his breaches of the sex offender notification requirements on March 19.

Failing to comply with notification requirements carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.