A former BBC radio presenter has been jailed for 22 years for sex attacks on boys. Michael Souter, 60, of Loddon, Norfolk, was convicted earlier this month of 19 sexual assaults on seven boys aged between 11 and 16.
Norwich Crown Court heard the offences took place between 1979 and 1999. Souter, who worked for BBC Radio Norfolk in the 1980s, was a Venture Scouts leader, a mentor to young people and had been allowed to adopt a child. The court heard Souter, who also worked for Radio Clyde, had used his local celebrity status to abuse his victims. The jury also found him guilty of seven counts of making and possessing indecent images of under-18s.
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