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Post by Cherry on 23.09.10 21:30


BRENTWOOD: Salvation Army carer Glenn Brown jailed for abusing boys aged 7

A SALVATION Army carer has been jailed for six years after an anonymous tip-off revealed he had been sexually abusing boys as young as seven.

Glenn Brown, 48, of Grangewood Close, Brentwood, subjected the young and vulnerable to grave sexual acts over a 14-year-period.

More than 6,000 indecent images of children – some involving boys in sexual activity – and 500 sadistic photos showing children tied up and clad in hoods were also found on his computer.

Sentencing the paedophile at Basildon Crown Court on Friday (September 17), Judge Ian Graham said: "You have shown a predatory instinct towards young boys and the vulnerable and you were prepared to indulge in it to satisfy your own gratification.

"It is clear these offences can only be dealt with by way of a substantial period in custody."

Brown's history of sexual abuse was revealed following an anonymous tip-off, which came after police started to investigate the predator for downloading indecent images.

Brown's depraved habits were uncovered by a computer repair specialist who had been fixing his computer. Investigating officers found almost 6,000 indecent images of children downloaded from a Russian internet site.

Police then received an unsigned letter at the end of 2009 urging them to look into details of alleged sexual abuse against three boys.

The abuse had taken place over a 14-year period in Brentwood, starting when Brown was 20, and ultimately involved obscene sexual acts including cases of sexual assault.

During the subsequent search of his home police also unearthed video footage filmed by Brown showing him kissing and touching a man with learning disabilities who had been tied to a bed.

In one scene the man, who was described as having a mental age of between six and seven, had been tricked into re-enacting a scene from the musical Joseph which Brown, working voluntarily as a community carer, had taken him to see.

Brown pleaded guilty to 13 counts of gross indecency with boys aged under 14 and three counts of indecent assault on a man aged over 16 at the same court on August 5. He further admitted numerous charges of making and possessing indecent images of children.

Det Con Dave Acres from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit said: "The sentence of Brown sends out a clear message to those who abuse the most vulnerable in our community.

"I wonder if Brown ever stopped to think what damage it does to those children, how their lives are probably scarred for ever, so people like him can seek gratification.

"I have no doubt he would have carried on offending had he not been found out and I hope that his victims can find some comfort from the sentencing today."

District Crown Prosecutor for the CPS, Michelle Brown said: "This man has over a sustained period of time assaulted young boys for his own sexual gratification.

"He took advantage of those that he was supposed to help and support purely to seek opportunities for his deviant sexual behaviour.

"We want to thank all of the victims for coming forward and assisting the prosecution.

"At least they haven't had to relive their terrible ordeal through the course of a trial.

"We can only hope they can find some closure following his sentence today and feel safer in the knowledge that he has been punished for his crimes against them."

On top of his prison sentence, the pervert has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely as well as being made subject of an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).


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Re: Paedophile salvation army carer

Post by Judge Mental on 24.09.10 0:14

"I have no doubt he would have carried on offending had he not been found out and I hope that his victims can find some comfort from the sentencing today."

Comfort in the knowledge that this man had been given only six years to serve?

Whch means he will most likely be out of prison in three years time.

Paedophilia is still not being taken seriously at all.

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Post by Cherry on 24.09.10 12:10

Perhaps the judge needs to be looked into why he gave such a light sentence which he seems to feel would give comfort to the victims, when as you say, JM, he will be out in a few years, that is little comfort to the victims when they see him walking about getting on with his life when some of those victims may still be struggling just to get through the day. The only sentence for paedophiles should be life imo - too often they are let out and go on to abuse again and again, shouldnt we be putting innocent victims before the rights of paedophiles.

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He pleaded 'guilty'

Post by Tony Bennett on 24.09.10 13:23

@Cherry wrote:Perhaps the judge needs to be looked into why he gave such a light sentence which he seems to feel would give comfort to the victims, when as you say, JM, he will be out in a few years, that is little comfort to the victims when they see him walking about getting on with his life when some of those victims may still be struggling just to get through the day. The only sentence for paedophiles should be life imo - too often they are let out and go on to abuse again and again, shouldn't we be putting innocent victims before the rights of paedophiles.
Just one point. A key reason for the relatively light sentence is contained within the report: 'Brown pleaded guilty...'.

Had he been found guilty, so putting the boys through the ordeal of giving evidence and involving the huge public expense of a trial, no doubt his sentence would have been near double the six years he got.

Mind you, the fact that he was a Salvation Army Carer and in a position of trust (like all those Roman Catholic priests) makes his crime all the more serious.


ETA Just clicked on the BBC news website and seen this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-11403984

Up to 1,000 children!?*?*!@??

Truly this has become an epidemic, surely the powers-that-be can shut down child abuse sites on the web - and facebook must bear its share of the blame for the abuse these youngsters suffered.

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