This is the face of child sex abuser Anthony Pitts.

The 39-year-old was jailed for 12 years at Oxford Crown Court this week after a jury convicted him earlier in the year of abusing two young children more than a decade and a half ago.

Sending him down, Judge Michael Gledhill QC told the Carterton man: . You have learning disabilities, you went to a special needs school. Your IQ is in the lowest five per cent range of the population.

“But I point out the obvious: that others in that low range of IQ do not go around sexually abusing [children] over a prolonged period of time, which is exactly what you did.

“You have dyslexia, you are borderline intellectual functioning and you are on the autism spectrum, though fortunately your autism is mild. You have the emotional capacity of a 14-year-old.

“I again point out the obvious; that 14-year-olds do not go around sexually abusing [victims].”

Thames Valley Police have now released Pitts’ custody shot. You can read more about the case here.

Anthony Pitts' custody shot Picture: TVP


Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For news updates straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on or 01865 425 445.