Sunday, 11 March 2012

Former leader of Worcestershire County Council guilty of sexual assault

UPDATED 3rd April 2012: Ex-leader of Worcestershire County Council George Lord jailed for sexual assault. More below original article.

A disgraced ex-Tory council leader on Thursday admitted molesting a teenage girl more than 30 years ago and groping another junior member of staff in the town hall while he was in office.

Dr George Lord, 79, former head of Worcestershire County Council, assaulted the girl – aged either 14 or 15 – between 1977 and 1979 while he was a church preacher.

Lord, from Bromsgrove, Worcs., had already been convicted of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl in the council chamber while he was leader in 2010.

Lord on Thursday pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault at Birmingham Crown Court.

Speaking after the case, Detective Inspector Jon Wallis, of West Mercia Police, said: “While these two cases were separated by many years, in both George Lord has abused a position of authority.

My comment: Every day we hear about another elected representative who is not fit for purpose and/or has abused their position.

Read the full story from the source News Today

UPDATED 3rd April 2012: Ex-leader of Worcestershire County Council George Lord jailed for sexual assault.

The former leader of Worcestershire County Council has been jailed for four years after sexually abusing a Sunday school pupil during the 1970s while he was a church minister.

George Lord also sexually assaulted a “vulnerable” teenager in the council chamber when he was leader of the county council.

He invited her to his office and then to the council chamber. However, he then became “over familiar” with the teenager asking her personal questions and kissing her. Lord then sexually assaulted her while she was examining a plaque in the chamber.

My comment: What an advert for Council Leaders.

Read the full story from the source Birmingham Post

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