John Charles Myhill

Posted: January 31, 2013 by Serendipity in Queensland
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Former scoutmaster jailed over child sexual abuse

Posted Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:48pm AEST

A former assistant scoutmaster will spend four years in jail for the sexual abuse of two boys in Cairns, in far north Queensland, more than 20 years ago.

The District Court in Cairns heard John Charles Myhill used his position at the Freshwater scout group to lure young boys to his caravan in the mid-1980s.

He admitted to sexually abusing two boys and to exposing himself and showing pornography to two others.

Myhill’s lawyer told the court his client had been repeatedly sexually abused as a child.

Judge Peter White said the 58-year-old had corrupted the boys for his own sexual gratification.

He sentenced Myhill to a total of 18-and-a-half years jail after the defendant pleaded guilty to nine charges, including indecent treatment and attempted sodomy.

The sentences will be served concurrently so Myhill will spend a maximum four years in prison.


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