A UK pedophile who wanted to abolish the age of consent died of COVID-19 earlier this month, according to new reports.
Steven Freeman, 66, the leader of the now-disbanded Pedophile Information Exchange group, a British activist group that pushed to do away with the age of consent, was serving time at Cat C Bure prison, near Norwich, The Sun reported.
He tested positive for the virus on Dec. 17 and was transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital three days later, as his health deteriorated, the outlet reported.
He died at the hospital on Jan. 5, and his medical cause of death was listed as COVID-19, atrial fibrillation and rheumatoid arthritis, The Eastern Daily Press reported.
An inquest opened into his death on Wednesday, according to the report.
“He won’t be missed,” a source told The Sun. “He was the leader of a truly vile organization.”
He was jailed in 2011 after police who raided his Bellingham home