The role of pedophile Carl Beech as NSPCC enabled him to meet with children from the age of four.

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The convicted paedophile Carl Beech can today reveal the amazing extent of officially authorized access to young children.

The fantasist, who admitted to having indecent images of children of the “most serious kind”, has repeatedly sought access to young people.

It wasn’t until 2017 that Beech, on behalf of the NSPCC, was able to visit four-year-old children in primary schools to talk about child abuse.

As part of the organisation’s Childline service, he gave lectures on how young people can stay safe online and in person.

The fantasist began his role in November 2012, shortly after making his first false allegations of abuse to the police.

Beech’s relationship with children goes back at least to 1993 when, as a 25-year-old husband, he specialised as a children’s nurse in a children’s ward at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London.

He later worked in a children’s ward in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Until 2006, Beech had become chairman of the governors at his son’s primary school in Gloucester, and unbelievably, he also became the protection commissioner.

He was even interviewed by Ofsted, the Education Commissioner, during a visit in April 2013.

From 2014 to 2017, he was vice-chairman of governors at a secondary school in the same area.

During the trial, Beech’s hypocrisy was described as “breathtaking” given his own sexual interest in young boys.

The prosecution referred to an incident in 2014 when Beech wrote to his counselor about a teacher who was arrested on suspicion of collecting images of child abuse similar to those he had collected.

In an email he said, “I don’t think I’ve ever been that cross before, it’s a new feeling.

Yesterday evening, an NSPCC spokesman said, “We broke up with [Beech] in February 2017,” adding that it was a “mutual” decision after he had no contact with us for some time.

It was not until February 2018 that we learned that he was charged in connection with the possession and distribution of indecent images of children.

The Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs St. Mary’s, confirmed that Beech worked there in 1993 and 1994.

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Mette Frederiksen is a The Washington Newsday correspondent. With her coverage of general science, NASA and the interface between technology and society, Frederiksen has been in the Science Desk's Technology Beat since joining Washington Newsday in 2018.

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