Norman Thompson, former scout master is facing prison for sexually abusing young boys

A former scout master is facing prison for sexually abusing young boys.

Norman Thompson, 66, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of indecently assaulting a male person when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today.

He had previously admitted 19 other indecent assault charges, and one further count of making indecent photographs of a child.

Thompson's historic offending is said to cover a period spanning three decades, between 1984 and 2000, and relates to seven different victims - the youngest of whom is said to have been aged 11.

Thompson is set to be sentenced for all of his crimes at the crown court on Friday 12 May 2017.

Verisona Law have significant expertise in pursuing claims against the Scouts Association.
If you, or a loved one, have been affected by abuse whilst in the Scouts, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced lawyers who will be happy to speak to you about whether it may be possible to bring a claim.

Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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