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Paedophile jailed for historic sexual abuse  

 Published on: 13th November 2018   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A paedophile who ran a scout group and a youth football team in Hemel Hempstead had an extra year added to his sentence on Monday 12, after more of his victims came forward.

Neil Borgeat, now 67, was sentenced to 42 months’ jail in February for the sexual abuse of three boys in the 1980s.

Three more men since came forward to tell the police they had been abused by Borgeat when they were young boys, Luton Crown Court was told.

Borgeat of Tockington Lane, Almondsbury, near Bristol appeared for sentence having admitted three charges of indecent assault on boys aged under 14.

Prosecutor David Stanton said: “These offences occurred as result of the defendant holding two positions of authority in Hemel Hempstead. He was the leader at 4th Boxmoor Scout Group or as a manager of youth teams at Emerald Vale Football Club.”

He said the first victim had his crotch grabbed on a number of occasions by Borgeat when he drove him back to Hemel Hempstead from watching Leyton Orient play in around 1970.

Mr Stanton added: “He made many attempts to grab and touch him saying: ‘Come on, I know you like.’ The defendant asked him if he wanted to drive his car. He got the boy to sit on his lap and move the steering wheel.”

The victim never went to watch football with Borgeat again and never spoke about it until this year.

The second victim was abused between the ages of eight and 13, when he attended the cub and scout group in the 1970s. Mr Stanton said Borgeat “inveigled” himself into the life of the boy and his parents.

The boy told his parents at the time, but they did not believe him. In a personal statement he said the defendant was telling him such behaviour was normal. As a result, he became shy and withdrawn and the effects have remained with him all his life. “Dark memories were stirred” when he read of the February convictions.

The third victim said Borgeat would drive him home from football in an old ambulance that was converted into a minibus and sexually touch him. He said it happened on “well over” 10 occasions.

Defending, Andel Singh said he accepted he was going to receive a custodial sentence and his greatest mitigation was his guilty plea.

Jailing him for an extra year, Judge Andrew Bright QC said: “You had access to young boys. You took advantage of the trust their parents put in you and abused some of the boys in your care.

“You are a serial offender. Your offending spanned the 1970s and 1980s.

“There was abuse of trust, grooming, multiple victims and a sustained course of misconduct. The impact of this abuse, in some cases, goes on for much of their lives.”

In the previous case, Borgeat pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault, two of gross indecency with a child and had been ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

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