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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Councillor jailed on child sex offences was trustee of sexual health charity

Councillor jailed on child sex offences was trustee of sexual health charity
Councillor jailed on child sex offences was trustee of sexual health charity


Councillor jailed on child sex offences was trustee of sexual health charity

A FORMER council safeguarding administrator who was this week jailed for offences including grooming young boys, was also a trustee of a long-standing sexual health charity.

Heathcliffe Bowen, 50, was found guilty on Monday of a series of offences between 2013 and 2015 including grooming young boys on the internet with a view to meeting them for sex.

One of the people Bowen had communicated with was a 15-year-old boy.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, said Bowen, of Woodlands Rise, Ilkley, had a “deep and entrenched interest in underage children” and jailed him for five years.


During the trial it emerged that Bowen, a former Conservative Ilkley parish councillor and three-time chairman of the parish council, had worked as an administrator for Bradford Council in social services and safeguarding from 1995 to 2014.

The council yesterday said it would look at the procedures that led to Bowen’s hiring and see if any lessons needed to be learned.

Bowen was also a trustee of Yorkshire MESMAC, a long-standing sexual health organisation. It is the umbrella charity that includes the BLAST project that works with young men and boys at risk of sexual exploitation and organises the annual Yorkshire CSE conference in Bradford, aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation.




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