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  • Sexual Abuse

    As part of a Gangshow (it’s a variety show run and performed by Scouts) – I was in the cast under the age of 14.

    I was sexually assaulted multiple times by a male member of the cast, including when I was on stage singing as part of a bigger group of people.

    I told people about this behaviour (older friends, but in earshot of adults), and was told that ‘oh that’s just what he is like’.

    This behaviour attempted to continue in future years, including when I moved to backstage Crew at the age of 14, in part to move away from this boy. Friends of a similar age to me would make up jobs this boy had been asked to do to keep him away from me.

    Years later, he’s part of the emergency services (I believe an ambulance driver), and provides first aid during the show.