Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ex chair of Eden District Council admits sexual offences

A former councillor from Cumbria has been warned to expect a jail term after pleading guilty to a series of sexual offences involving young people.

Tony Brunskill admitted nine offences of indecent assault on a boy aged from 13 upwards, dating back to the 1970s.

Speaking after the case, Det Ch Insp Paul Duhig, from Cumbria Police, said: "Child sex offenders often use a position of power or authority to intimidate their victims not to report the abuse and try to convince them they would not be believed." 

My comment: So that's why so many want to become councillors and MPs . 

Read my earlier post on the subject.

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UPDATE  29th July 2011: Former councillor Tony Brunskill jailed for a string of sexual offences against young people. The judge at Carlisle Crown Court sentenced the 66-year-old to a 10-year jail term.

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