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Former scout leader jailed for historic sex abuse 

 Published on: 9th January 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A former scout group leader from St Albans has been jailed after he admitted to historic sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s.

Paul Santon, 68, of Cotlandswick, St Albans, earlier pleaded guilty to two indecent assault charges on a child aged under 16 at Harrow Crown Court.

On Friday, 14 December, he was sentenced at the same court to 20 months imprisonment. The abuse took place in Harrow in 1972 and 1978, when Santon was a Scout master.

Detective constable, Alyson Suddick, of the Metropolitan Police Service’s, child abuse and sexual offences command, said: “Santon abused his position within the Scouts and carried out these sexual assaults.

“We are grateful to the victims for having the courage to come forward and assist police in this investigation. I sincerely hope that the outcome of this case and the sentences imposed bring them a measure of comfort.”

The jailing of Santon follows another scout leader, from the same group, Philip Levi, 73, of Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, who was sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to 15 counts of indecent assault on a child aged under 16, and two counts of indecency towards a child aged under 16.

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