A senior Dorset scout leader has been charged with sexual offences against seven boys.
Further to our article in respect of the overwhelming revelations linked to football abuse (Found here - http://www.verisonalaw.com/articles/football-sex-abuse-claims-continue-to-increase/)
Sadly, in my experience, it is a common scenario for many child abuse cases to involve an ‘insider’ who was aware that neglect was happening, but failed to report it. There is not always a damaging reason for this, in fact as many of you who read my blogs will know, abuse is often under reported due to the control of another person at the organisation which allows for the cover up of such horrific crimes and even enables the criminal to continue their abuse.
A story in the local press has told of a former teacher at a school in Petersfield who faced numerous abuse charges. Sadly, it appears that this is another case of somebody abusing their power status to cover abuse the vulnerability of young girls.
The abuse team at Verisona Law are disheartened but not surprised to hear of the staggering number of individuals who have come forward nameing a total of 83 potential perpetrators spanning decades in the football world.
A vicar has resigned after an investigation found he engaged in sexual acts with a schoolgirl.
A ten year old girl meant to be having music lessons was found sitting on the lap of, Bleach, a former teacher now living in Petersfield.
Simon Ferris, 41, admitted three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing or inciting sexual activity with a girl.
Jack Jones pleaded guilty to 14 offences against young boys at Thorold Home, Southampton that took place in the 80s and 90s.
A former police officer and scout leader has been sentenced to 22 years relating to the sexual exploitation of 23 boys over a 37 year period.