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Former Scout master pleads guilty to historic sex offences

A 74-year-old former Scout master from King's Lynn has pleaded guilty to abusing young boys.

Former Scout master pleads guilty to historic sex offences

74-year-old, Barry Warren.

A 74-year-old former Scout master from King's Lynn has pleaded guilty to abusing young boys.

Barry Warren, of Clifton Road, admitted at Norwich Crown Court, two counts of gross indecency against boys under the age of 13. The offences took place in the early 90s and involved him abusing children he had come into contact with during his role as a Scout master.

Norfolk Police believe there may be other victims who may not have come forward.

"Warren clearly misused his position of trust to take his unassuming victims on trips on the Norfolk Broads and swimming at the weekends. He then used these trips as an opportunity to abuse them.

"We believe there may be other victims who have not been contacted as part of this investigation. Every allegation of abuse is fully investigated by Norfolk Police, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process. Support and advice is available from a range of agencies and police work closely with partners to work towards the successful prosecution of offenders.”

– DC Debbie Payne, Child Abuse Investigation Unit

Warren has been released on bail to be sentenced next month.

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