December 2018

Former scout group leader jailed after admitting non-recent sexual abuse

A former scout group leader who pleaded guilty to non-recent sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s and 1980s has been jailed.

Philip Levi, 73 (21.02.45), of Vinery Court, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing of 15 counts of indecent assault on a child aged under 16, and two counts of indeceny towards a child aged under 16.

On Friday, 7 December, he was sentenced to a total of 11 years and three months’ imprisonment.

The abuse took place in Harrow between 1972 and 1984 when Levi was a Scout Master.

Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command began an investigation after a male victim came forward in November 2016 to report being sexually abused by Levi as a child.

During the course of the investigation, further victims were identified who also reported being abused by him. Levi was arrested on 5 December 2017 and later charged.