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Ex-Holme on Spalding Moor council and former scoutmaster Christopher Worrall faces jail after sexually abusing two teenage boys in Tunbridge Wells

30 June 2014
by Keith Hunt

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.


Christopher Worrall will be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court

Christopher Worrall will be sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court

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”.

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