Many victims of an historic attack are left with the effects for years afterwards, but the fact that it was so far in the past is usually the reason preventing them coming forward.
A FORMER teacher at an all-girls private school has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activity with a child under 16.
A former science teacher who admitted sex offences involving young girls is starting a prison sentence today.
Ernest Vernon, 73, now of Bryn Derw, Wrexham, moved in on the bullied teenager, who had started Kung Fu lessons to deal with being picked on.
A former teacher has been convicted of the indecent assault of three former pupils.
Former police officer branded "the Jimmy Savile of the scouting world" was today jailed for a series of historic sexual assaults on four young boys in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. John Edward Bates, 68, assaulted kids as young as 10, who he showed pornographic films and magazines to before abusing them during visits to his home in the 1970s and 80s. He denied 22 charges against him, claiming that the victims fabricated the evidence against him, but a jury found him guilty of 16 charges of indecent assault on a male person.
For regular readers of my blogs, you will know that one typical characteristic of child abuse cases is the amount of control and calculation that is significant when it comes to covering up these horrific crimes.
A former scoutmaster has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to a catalogue of historical sexual offences against young boys.