ST. CLAIR COUNTY, MI -- A 27-year-old man faces multiple charges after authorities claim he sexually abused young children and made por...
mercoledì 20 dicembre 2017
Paedo Scout leader jailed for historical sexual abuse of 15 teenage boys
A FORMER Victorian Scouts leader who preyed on teenage boys and plied them with alcohol, lollies and pornography is likely walk free from jail in a little over seven years.
Kim Richard Harvey, 63, sexually abused 15 teenage boys between 1974 and 1989. County Court Judge John Smallwood said his depraved acts were pre-planned, predatory and carried out for his own gratification.
“The offending is extremely concerning,” he told Harvey on Thursday. Harvey pleaded guilty to 33 charges including multiple counts of sexual penetration of minors, buggery and indecent assault.
The court heard he often plied his victims with alcohol, lollies and pornography and engaged in sexual talk.
He walked in on the boys in the bath or shower and made them perform indecent acts with him.
He also assaulted his victims on camping trips, with one boy waking to find Harvey penetrating him.
He offered one victim cash to prevent him disclosing the abuse. Two of the victims told their parents what happened but were not believed. Judge Smallwood said Harvey wrought havoc on his young victims, causing them to question their sexuality.
The offending fuelled their self-doubt and many suffer ongoing depression and difficulty with relationships.
Harvey has a history of similar offending involving the Scouts movement in the 1970s.
The judge said it was clear Harvey knew what he was doing wrong but continued his sex crimes for another 15 years.
His latest offending will see him placed on the sex offender’s register for life.
His jail time is also likely to be lonely, as he has no support and his children and friends have disowned him, the judge said.
Harvey was jailed for 12 years and four months and will serve a non-parole term of eight-and a-half-years but could be out of prison in just over seven years with time already served.