Staggering scale of abuse

Staggering scale of abuse

Staggering scale of abuse

First published in Opinion

GEORGE Gibbs is every parent’s worst nightmare. As the judge who jailed him for life said, outwardly he was charming, sociable and generous.

In reality he was a predatory paedophile who preyed on young children after volunteering to help with youth football in Bournemouth.

As all paedophiles are, he was manipulative, cunning, plausible and patient. He was jailed for life for a string of offences, but life probably won’t mean life. Police nationally arrested 660 suspected paedophiles in recent months.

The shocking thing is just how small a tip of a huge iceberg this really is.


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