[#ScoutsAbuse 3] Andrew Lee Clark 2000 Jun 13 Court of Appeal

cathy fox blog on child abuse

Abuser Andrew Lee Clark, Scout leader had pleaded guilty to attempted buggery and indecent assaults. There were at least 2 victims, one was aged 11-13. The offences committed 1997-99, geographical area and scout group unclear but court was Chichester, West Sussex and Chessington is Greater London.

Appeal against sentence succeeded as the sentence was it was deemed too harsh as the full buggery offence was not completed.

Redaction

Some court reports have had victims names redacted and some assault details redacted.

This is a difficult balance –  normally I would think that  I should not “censor” details but on consultation with various people I have taken the decision to redact. This is mainly to protect victims, their friends and relatives from unnecessary detail and to stop the gratification of those who seek salacious details.

In addition to the obvious “victims redaction” to protect victims details, there may also be “assault…

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