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Scout leader travelled 230 miles to have sex with a schoolboy in Tunbridge Wells he groomed on internet
A scout worker from Yorkshire who groomed a 15-yr-old schoolboy in Tunbridge Wells and travelled 230 miles to have sex with him has been jailed for seven years.
Christopher Worrall, 46, who was also chairman of Holme on Spalding Moor Parish Council, travelled to the town for a sex encounter with a boy he had groomed after finding him on Facebook.
He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court this morning (Wednesday) for his offences with the boy in Kent as well as with another boy in north Yorkshire.
The court heard how Worrall contacted the victim online and by text and travelled to a Tunbridge Wells hotel where he got the boy to perform a sex act on him and asked him to take photographs of his private parts.
The incidents with both boys happened between June 17 and October 2, 2012.
The court also heard how Worrall, of Chapel Fields, Holme on Spalding Moor, had agonised over “coming out” as a gay, grooming his victims on the internet and of how one of them tried to commit suicide after meeting him.
Judge Martin Joy said: “There has been a devastating psychological impact in relation to both your victims. Both have had a very severe traumatic effect.”
Judge Joy added there had been “deliberate and calculated grooming” involved but decided Worrall did not present a strictly defined danger for the future.
Worrall received consecutive sentences of three and a half years for each offence of having sexual activity with the teenagers with a concurrent sentence of 27 months for two offences of grooming them.
A sexual offences prevention order was also made and Worrall’s name will appear on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
Council chairman and former scoutmaster faces jail after sexually abusing two schoolboys
A former parish council chairman is facing a jail sentence for sex abuse of two teenage boys in Tunbridge Wells.
The warning was given to Christopher Worrall by a judge after he admitted one offence of sexual activity with one boy between June 17 and September 17, 2012 and one of meeting him following sexual grooming.
Worrall, of Chapel Fields, Holme on Spalding Moor, North Yorkshire, also admitted sexual activity with another boy and meeting him following sexual grooming between September 29 and October 2, 2012.
Worrall, ex-chairman of Holme on Spalding Moor parish council, denied four other charges of sexual activity with a child concerning the two boys and they were not proceeded with.
Adjourning sentence for reports until after July 28, Judge Jeremy Carey told the 45-year-old former scoutmaster at Maidstone Crown Court: “The fact you have bail is no indication of the ultimate outcome.
“I have made plain the view of this court in relation to the proper sentence as a matter of generality.
“A report will assist as to whether you pose a risk of serious harm in the future. If the court comes to the conclusion you do, you will be subject to an extended sentence.
“The investigation by the probation service is why a man of middle-age without any sexual history has committed these serious offences.”
A condition of bail is that Worrall does not enter Kent “for any reason whatsoever”.