Former scout leader sexually abused children

A former scout leader has been jailed for committing a string of sexual offences on children.

Terry Figg, aged 68, of Cook Road, Stevenage, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Monday, 12 December to 13 years’ imprisonment for 11 offences of indecent assault on children under the age of 14.

He was found guilty on Wednesday, 16 November at the same court following a 12 day trial.

All the offences occurred between 1970 and 1980.

Figg (pictured) is a former scout leader from the Orpington area who abused four boys whom he met through the scouts.

Figg was initially arrested on 19 March 2015.

He was charged on 21 January and bailed to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on 17 February.

Detective Sergeant Samantha Townsend, from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Figg is a dangerous sexual predator who abused his position of trust to prey on young vulnerable children.

“I would like to commend the victims for their courage in coming forward and helping us to get Figg convicted.”

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