Category: Child Abuse & Sexual Abuse Claims


Former police officer John Edward Bates jailed for abusing boys in Cambridgeshire

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.

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