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Friday, 23 September 2016

BREAKING: Businessman Philip Longbottom, 67, who indulged in a 40-year campaign of sexual abuse given life sentence

BREAKING Businessman Philip Longbottom, 67, who indulged in a 40-year campaign of sexual abuse given life sentence
BREAKING: Businessman Philip Longbottom, 67, who indulged in a 40-year campaign of sexual abuse given life sentence



Businessman Philip Longbottom, 67, who indulged in a 40-year campaign of sexual abuse given life sentence

A FORMER Scout leader who indulged in a 40-year campaign of horrific sexual abuse against 12 boys was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of seven years behind bars.
Businessman Philip Longbottom, 67, used his wealth and influence to befriend his victims’ families and then bribed and threatened the children to keep them quiet.
Longbottom, formerly of Oakdale Drive, WroseShipley, had pleaded guilty to more than 40 offences, stretching from 1968 to 2010.


They included multiple counts of rape, serious sexual assault and indecent assault, and assault with intent to commit serious sexual assault.
Longbottom was a successful businessman in the local textile industry.
He lived at a farm at Goose Eye, Keighley, and abused boys during expeditions on his land.
He was a Scout leader and connected to the local Sea Cadets.
The boys abused by Longbottom, on expeditions and camping holidays, were aged nine to 16.
Sentencing him for his "dreadful deeds", Judge Jonathan Rose said Longbottom had a "perception of children as things to be bought and used."
He said: "You were a dangerous sexual predator, and you systematically sought out boys as your prey.


"Your offending was wicked and the harm it caused was long-lasting, if not ever-lasting.
"There is evidence of bullying and controlling to allow your offending to continue.
"It is regrettable it has taken you so long to admit it."
Senior Investigating Officer in the case, Chief Inspector Phil Bates of West Yorkshire Police, said: "We are pleased with the sentence that Longbottom has received today.



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