|Depraved British Airways pilot Wood, abused hundreds of children in Africa under charity cover
A depraved British pilot of British Airways sexually abused more than 100 children, especially girls, in African schools and orphanages reports in London said.
First Officer Simon Wood, 54, allegedly had gained access to vulnerable children under cover of charity work for the British flag carrier.
The Briton abused children over 15 years in a long career with the British flag carrier, media reports said.
He killed himself days after a court appearance in London facing child sex offenses, the Daily Mail reported.
British Airways is facing a lawsuit by his victims.
Prosecutor Peter Zinner told the paper Wood "was a deeply depraved and corrupt.''
Kenya officials have identified at least 15 children, all believed to be girls aged five to 11, that Wood abused. The fear there are hundreds more, the paper said.
British Airways has launched an investigation.
The pilot had been arrested after indecently assaulting an eight-year-old girl in 2000, but – was allowed to work near children.
Prosecution sources said they feared the pilot could prove to have been among Britain's most prolific sex offenders, the paper said.