A convicted killer who murdered two women in the 1990s has been found guilty of “violently” sexually abusing a young boy in the years before his fatal attacks.
Alun Kyte lured the child, who was then aged just nine, to his Staffordshire home with the promise of toys before punching, choking, kicking and taunting the boy in a five-year campaign of abuse, starting in the late 1980s, which also saw Kyte rape his victim on at least two occasions.
At a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, the court was told how Kyte gave the boy 50p after the first assault and threatened his family after each attack.
Giving evidence, the victim recalled how he was at times strangled until he became unconscious and was so scared that Kyte would harm his family that he decided, aged just 10, to allow the abuse to continue and “get it over and done with”.
Kyte, 58, is currently serving life sentences for the murders of 20-year-old Samo Paull and 30-year-old Tracey Turner, two sex workers, in 1993 and 1994 respectively.
He was also given a seven-year sentence for a rape committed in 1997.
The jury took around four hours on Monday to unanimously find Kyte guilty of four counts of indecency with a child, three of attempting to choke, two of indecent assault on a male, and two of buggery.
Judge Nirmal Shant KC told Kyte that he will be sentenced on February 24.