John Queen was born in Glasgow. He was convicted of gross indecency and buggery, of a 13 year old boy in 1982 and 1983.
He had got to know the boy a year before whilst an instructor attached to a local scout group in the North London area. The appeal was dismissed.
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 redaction” across most of the spectrum of abuse. The assaults are left in the charges…
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