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Former Lincolnshire Scout leader found guilty of sex offences against a boy

A former Lincolnshire Scout leader has been found guilty of sex offences against a boy over three decades ago.

John Pycock, 83, who was a Scout leader in Billinghay and then later in Fiskerton, had denied five sexual offences against one victim, who is now an adult and can not be named.

But a jury at Lincoln Crown Court found Pycock guilty of one count of indecency with a child, two charges of indecent assault on a male and two other serious sexual offences.

John Pycock. Photo: Lincolnshire Police
John Pycock. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Pycock, formerly of Fiskerton and Winn Steeet, Lincoln, hung his head but showed little reaction as the jury returned their guilty verdicts.

He now faces a third prison sentence after previously being jailed in 2014 and 2020 for sex offences.

Prosecution barrister Michael Cranmer-Brown asked for sentence on Pycock to be adjourned for an impact statement to be taken from the victim.

Jurors heard the current offences occurred in the late 1980s and early 1990s when Pycock was a Scout leader in Lincolnshire.

Pycock will be sentenced on Friday March 22.

The trial judge, Judge Catarina Sjolin Knight, remanded Pycock back into custody and told him: "You have been found guilty by the jury and will be sentenced on Friday."

Pycock was jailed for six years in November 2020 after he admitted three charges involving sex offences on a young girl.

He was previously jailed for 51 months back in June 2014 when he pleaded guilty to five offences involving sexual assaults on young boys, but had been released from that sentence when the 2020 offences came to light.

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