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Former Scout Leader Sentenced Following Child Abuse

Man Jailed For Offences At Camps Between 1992 And 2010

17.07.2015

A former Scout leader from Warwickshire has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to several sexual offences related to assaults perpetrated upon teenage boys.

Anthony Ball, 55, received the sentence – which includes a further three years on licence following release – at a hearing at Warwick Crown Court in relation to offences at Scout groups between 1992 and 2010.

The Birmingham Mail reports that the offences took place at the Alfrey Activity Centre where Mr Ball was a leader and warden, as well as at other groups across the UK and France.

The court also heard that he was removed from his role in the Scouts after being found to have downloaded indecent images in 2012.

Reacting to the news, specialist abuse lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have commented that the focus must now be on helping Mr Ball’s victims to get the advice and counselling support they need.

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