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  • Sexual Abuse

    I joined the Venture scouts with a friend in 1983 it seemed like a good place to go for me as my mother had just died.
    The scout leader was always very close to all the girl ventures so I thought nothing of it when he started drawing closer to me. I now realise he was grooming me. He used to ring me, come round my house and be very close to me if we went on any activities.
    One evening as he dropped me off at home he kissed me. It carried on from there and I ended up in a secret relationship with him for a few years.
    It took years for me to realise it was not my fault and he should never have touched me. He was 28 years older than me.