[#ScoutsAbuse6] Ernest Fred Jay 1978 Jan 20 Court of Appeal

cathy fox blog on child abuse

Fred Ernest Jay was appealing against sentence for charges of indecent assault to buggery on 14 -17 year olds. He also had  been convicted of previous indecent assaults in 1972.

It is claimed that Jay kept a lid on his impulses until aged 60.He is described as having “done excellent work with boys’ clubs and boy scouts and the like” !

Geographical location is not certain but thought to be around Hampshire as once he was tried at Winchester Crown Court and Old Manor Hospital at Salisbury is mentioned.

Appeal was dismissed.

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…

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