November 2018

Man sentenced for sexual offences against children

A former Scout leader and youth football coach has been sentenced to an extra year in prison after pleading guilty to further historic sexual offences against children.

Neil Borgeat, aged 67, formerly of Tockington Lane, Almondsbury, Somerset, pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent assault on boys under the age of 14.

The charges relate to offences spanning a period of 15 years during the 1970s and 1980s, when Borgeat was working as a Scout leader and coaching youth football in Hemel Hempstead.

The three victims were aged between eight and 13 at the time of the abuse and were under Borgeat’s care as a direct result of his trusted roles in the community.

Borgeat is currently serving a three-year sentence after he was previously convicted of historical sexual offences against children on February 5 this year, in relation to abuse that he carried out against three other victims between 1982 and 1990.

The three victims in this latest case bravely came forward after seeing the coverage of Borgeat’s sentencing in the media earlier this year.

At Luton Crown Court today (Monday, November 12), Borgeat was sentenced to an additional 12 months in custody for each charge of indecent assault. The sentences will run concurrently, which means Borgeat’s overall prison sentence has been extended by a year.

February 2018

Ex-Hemel Hempstead scout leader and football coach admits abusing boys

A former scout leader and football coach, who sexually abused boys in Hertfordshire, has been jailed for three and a half years.

Neil Borgeat, 66, was described by police as a “manipulative paedophile” who also gained the trust of the three boys’ parents.

He admitted indecent assault and gross indecency charges at St Albans Crown Court.

The offences dated between 1982 and 1990 in Hemel Hempstead.

They occurred while Borgeat was leader of the 4th Boxmoor Scout Group and managed youth teams at Emerald Vale football club, the court was told.

The boys were aged between seven and 16 at the time of the offences.

The was reported to Hertfordshire Police’s Joint Child Protection and Investigation Unit – and Borgeat was arrested at his home in Almondsbury, near Bristol.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault and two of gross indecency with – or towards – a child.

He will remain on the sex offenders’ register for life.