Former scout master from King’s Lynn has pleaded guilty to historical sex offences

Barry Warren Barry Warren

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
4:49 PM

A 74-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two counts of gross indecency against boys under 13, during his time as a scout master.

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Barry Warren, of Clifton Road in King’s Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court earlier today.

Warren carried out the offences in west Norfolk during the early nineties.

Norfolk police have said that they “believe there may be other victims.”

DC Debbie Payne, from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, welcomed the conviction.

She said: “Warren clearly misused his position of trust to take his unassuming victims on trips on the Norfolk Broads and swimming at the weekends.

“He then used these trips as an opportunity to abuse them.”

She added: “We believe there may be other victims who have not been contacted as part of this investigation. Every allegation of abuse is fully investigated by Norfolk Police, with specialist officers guiding victims through the process.

“Support and advice is available from a range of agencies and police work closely with partners to work towards the successful prosecution of offenders.”

Warren was released on bail and will be sentenced next month.

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