A mother who killed her children’s 77-year-old abuser is now campaigning to stop paedophiles from being able to change their names. Sarah Sands stabbed Michael Pleasted eight times in 2014, after her children said he had sexually abused them.
Pleasted is thought to have ingratiated himself with the family as a friendly and helpful neighbour on the east London estate they were living in.Usually found sitting outside a nearby newsagent, Ms Sands said earlier today: “I thought he was a lovely old man. I cooked for him, looked after him, always kept him company when I had the time.”
It later emerged that he had changed his name from Robin Moult to conceal a litany of child sexual abuse.
Ms Sands told BBC Breakfast: “For paedophiles, if you touch children, there have to be consequences.