Thursday, June 21, 2012

Robert Major who 'molested teenage boy 30 years after abusing his father in showers' is jailed for 14 years

A scout master who molested a teenager 30 years ago and went on to abuse the man’s son was today starting a 14-year jail sentence.

Robert Major's copycat crimes were only exposed when the latest victim told his father he had been abused by the now 63-year-old.

The horrified father then revealed his own secret which he had kept bottled-up for three decades.

Today the jury found Major guilty of 17 of the 18 charges involving the two men and one other.

Aylesbury Crown court heard that Major had been a supervisor at a leisure centre swimming pool in the 1970s when he took advantage of the then schoolboy.

He had offered the 11-year-old free swimming sessions before manipulating him into participating in sexual acts in return, it was claimed.

In a bizarre twist, the police discovered the historic sexual abuse case on the victim, now 45, when his son came forward alleging sexual assaults by the same man in the late 1990s. Read More