AN Airbnb host who advertised a “Harry Potter-inspired” cupboard under the stairs for £10 a night is a convicted paedophile, it has been claimed.
Thomas Watton, was jailed for five years in 2013 for crimes against eight boys aged between 12 and 15.
Sun Online and others reported yesterday that a man, now understood to be former X Factor contestant Watton, was advertising the tiny space great for “solo adventurers” as young as 12 at his “cosy” home in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Daily Mail reports that Watton was jailed after using his status as a wannabe reality star to target young boys over social media and is on the Sex Offenders Register.
He pleaded guilty to a string of child sex offences after a court heard he chatted to underage boys online before inviting them to his home.