In­no­cent man called ‘nonce’

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A DAD of two has been hounded by strangers who mis­took him for a pae­dophile and shouted: “That’s the nonce.”

Terry Ed­wards shares the name of a child abuser 16 years his se­nior and his ap­pear­ance bears a vague si­m­il­iar­ity.

How­ever, the 26-year-old has com­mit­ted no crime and was ap­palled by his name­sake’s sick at­tack, in which he had sex with a 14-year-old girl.

As the real pae­dophile serves a four year jail term, in­no­cent Mr Ed­wards has been punched in the face, had his car set on fire and has been tor­mented with shouts of “that’s the nonce” and “paedo”.

Con­victed pae­dophile Terry Ed­wards, 42, of Sn­od­land, Kent, was sen­tenced at Maid­stone Crown Court.

His name­sake, from East Malling, said: “What that man did is dis­gust­ing.”

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