(PRWEB UK) 5 June 2014
In the BBC news article from 13th May 2014, ‘Ex-scoutmaster Martyn Tucker jailed for sex attacks’, Mold Crown Court was told in case T20147180 that evidence from the scout’s headquarters had shown that the scout movement had received allegations against Tucker back in the 1970’s. This was when he held the position of assistant scoutmaster at the Whitchurch scout troop in the county of Shropshire. Statements had been taken from boys at the time, but no action was taken and the allegations had not been passed on to the police. Tucker admitted to numerous sex offences, including five counts of serious sexual assault and received a jail sentence of 12 years. Tucker was added to the sex offender’s register for life.
In the article from 13th May 2014, ‘Ex-scoutmaster Martyn Tucker jailed for sex attacks’ the BBC reported that Tucker had continued to prey on boys, engineering situations where he could be alone with them. He had also taken advantage of his position as a clothes shop manager, to lure boys into the changing rooms where he abused them. Other instances of sexual abuse had also taken place at a farm in Pontybodkin, Flintshire, which had been owned by a member of his family. The judge overseeing the case stated that this had shown "a deliberate, calculated, sophisticated grooming process."
The BBC news article from 13th May 2014, ‘Ex-scoutmaster Martyn Tucker jailed for sex attacks’ highlighted the risks that children could be exposed to. The chief investigator Det Insp Neil Harrison, of North Wales Police, stated that "Martyn Tucker, in his capacity as a scout leader, was someone who held a position of trust.” This destroyed the childhood of the vulnerable victims and left them with deep emotional and psychological scars that affected them for the rest of their lives.
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