The Importance of Greater Screening of Adults Working with Children More vigilance needed in childcare 14.11.2008 David Cullen, of Blackbird Leys, Oxford, was sentenced to life imprisonment after admitting 28 charges against five boys, including rape and sexual assault. However, the 48-year-old will be eligible for parole in 10 years time. Cullen, who appeared before Oxford Crown Court on Wednesday, also admitted making and distributing indecent child images. Those he molested were aged between nine and 13.In 1996, the former football referee was convicted of molesting a 12-year-old and added to the Sex Offenders Register. He was arrested again in 2006, and charged with the indecent assault of an 11-year-old, but was released on bail when the judge said he had reached the time limit defendants could be held on remand.Sallie Booth from law firm Irwin Mitchell said: "This case highlights the need for greater controls for people who are entrusted to work closely with our children, often in positions of trust. Those who are unscrupulous can take easy advantage of their positions. As well as regulatory control, we as parents must be vigilant for the safety and security of our young people." Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 19.06.2018Legal Challenge To Inadequate Care ‘A Wake-Up Call To The NHS’ 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success'