Croydon Crown Court
On Friday July 2nd Nigel Clayton will be sentenced for the 32 counts out of 35 charged at a six week trial back in May 2021.
I went back to the court a few days ago to reflect on aspects of the trial that have stayed with me, and responded to some questions that were emailed to me by readers of my first book, ‘You Can’t Hurt Me,’ whose original publication back in 2012 led one of the victims to question me as to the identity of my abuser, who in that first edition is anonymised. Once he had established who it was, he said that Clayton should be jailed for what he had done to us both. His interest and subsequent attention from the police, who were pursuing other live cases, resulted in a hunt for other victims, and the trial that has now led to his imminent sentencing. The following clips were recorded just a short journey from the court where Clayton was sentenced for his crimes a few weeks ago.
1.How I imagine the sentencing day going on 2nd July 2021
2. What coming into court each day for six weeks was like
3. How I imagine I will feel once the case is closed.
4. How I came to write ‘You Can’t Hurt Me’.
5. What lessons I imagine people will take from my book.
6. The importance of Survivors UK to me and to the case.
Mr T Roberts says
IT WAS A BRILLIANT BUT AT TIMES HARD READ. I HOPE YOU AND THE OTHER VICTIMS WILL GET SOME SORT OF CLOSURE ON THIS PERIOD OF YOUR LIFE, KNOWING THIS EVIL MAN WILL NO LONGER WALK AMONGST US.
Paul Stevens says
Thank you for your response and taking the time to write. It is very much appreciated.
Mrs A says
Lots of local people are interested in the result of Clayton’s sentencing but the media seem to have lost interest.
Diane Coe says
The media have lost interest simply because Nigel Clayton’s sentencing has been postponed until the 6th September… so there is nothing for them to report on…
I hope this clears up why.
CINDY SMITH says
I agree, so much crime against children these days, we can’t keep up with it all. Its about time these disgusting individuals were given the sentence they deserve. Castration or death, give them two choices. Their victims have a life sentence. I know, l was one of them.
Diane Coe says
Hope you are well. Not long to go now mate, the 6th September is getting near. I hope Nigel Clayton gets everything he deserves and more. I will be thinking of you on the day and I send you all my love and support… You are truly an inspiration to others who have suffered abuse in their lives and have had their childhood violated… I hope life after the 6th September treats you how you deserve to be treated… Seeing that monster put away until his dying day will be one hell of an achievement Well done for being so strong and having the strength to come forward and put this man where he needs to be… I don’t know you personally… but I feel like I should do after reading the terrible and horrendous experiences in your book that you went through… Good Luck for the 6th September, Paul …. I’ll be there with you in heart, body and mind. Look Clayton straight in the eye when that sentence is passed… and watch him crumble into the heap of dirt he deserves to be in forever!
Much Love To You…
Diane X X