Reading Scout Leader Guilty of Indecent Assault

Claiming compensation for scout leader abuse.

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A Scout leader has be found guilty of indecent assault by a jury at Reading Crown Court. The court heard that the scout leader abused a vulnerable scout after plying him with pornography, alcohol and drugs.

The abuser was convicted on all four counts of sexual assault, having maintained his innocence throughout the trial. As is common in abuse cases the offences were historic and dated back to the early 1990s.

This is the latest in a long line of sex abuse cases involving the Scout Association. Our abuse lawyers have helped many survivors of scout leader abuse to obtain compensation. It is often difficult for a survivor to speak out regarding the abusive experiences they have suffered. Scout leaders are  viewed as well-respected and trusted members of a community. This can make disclosing abusive experiences extremely difficult for the victims who sometimes fear they will not be believed. However, the police do take these allegations very seriously and in this case justice has been obtained.

Nor is there any need for scout leader abuse victims to be concerned about legal costs. We deal with abuse compensation claims on a no win – no fee basis, so fear of legal fees should not prevent access to justice.

If you or anyone you know has been affected by sexual abuse involving the scout movement or any other youth organisation, please contact our specialist abuse team in confidence on 0808 139 1597 for a free initial chat. Alternatively you can send us an email to and we will get straight back to you.

Reading Scout Leader Guilty of Indecent Assault

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