TWO convicted sex offenders are working for a pantomime company, The Argus can reveal.

Wesley Mustapha, one of the stars of Brighton show Snow White: Seven Poofs And A Piano, was previously found guilty of one offence and colleague Jonathan Barclay was guilty of six offences.

Mustapha, whose stage name is Wezley Sebastian, plays the role of Cassidy Connors in the pantomime at the Old Ship Hotel in King’s Road.

He was found guilty of exposure in October last year after touching himself on a train to Southampton.

Onlookers urged him to stop because children as young as ten were in the same carriage.

The incident happened in January 2017.

Mustapha was found guilty in his absence.

He was 37 at the time of his conviction, and was given an 18-month community order and had to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

When The Argus contacted Mustapha for a comment, he said: “I regret what happened and I apologise to anyone who was affected.”

He had been drinking heavily the night before he was found with his trousers down in the carriage.

Mustapha was sacked from his part as an Ugly Sister in a performance of Cinderella in Malvern, Worcestershire, as a consequence of his offending.

The Brighton Snow White show is an adult pantomime with risque content. It also raises money for charities, some of which help children, and are concerned about the association.

The company behind the show, which runs until Sunday, is the Brighton Original Alternative Pantomime, which is a community interest company.

Barclay is on the sex offenders’ register for six counts of offences against children, and was also given a 24-month community order.

He pleaded guilty to five counts of downloading indecent images of children, and one count of distributing and indecent image of a child.

Barclay lived in Chadborn Close, Brighton, when he was convicted in 2015 aged 51.

He told The Argus he works as a promoter for the company.

Barclay was arrested in 2011, but bailed for more than three years as police worked through a “very exceptional series of complex legal and technical issues” before charging him in January 2015.

He told this newspaper he promotes the show to help out.

Mike Medway, director of Brighton Original Alternative Pantomime, told The Argus he was unaware of the convictions of both, and said they will face action.

He said of Barclay: “I am appalled.

“He won’t be doing that (promoting) any more.”

Mr Medway said Mustapha will be axed from the cast after the Brighton show, but they cannot afford to get rid of him during the production. He also accused The Argus’s source – who he does not know – of being an “old queen” for contacting us.