Saturday, September 20, 2008

Richard McGuire - Repeat Sex Offender - Pedophile Predator

“inherently dangerous pervert and a scheming predator”

A former Scoutmaster and leader of an after-school activities company on Teesside who groomed and sexually abused a string of young boys was starting a life sentence today.

Richard McGuire, 44, may never be released from prison as he was branded an “inherently dangerous pervert and a scheming predator” of children by Teesside’s top judge.

Imprisoned for public protection today, he must serve a minimum of seven years before he can apply for parole.

McGuire, formerly of Warwick Street, Middlesbrough, admitted a total of 33 charges including attempted rape, sexual assaults, sexual activity with children and taking indecent photographs of children.

He also admitted fraud charges. He obtained contracts for his business to provide out-of-school activities, forging documents not revealing that he had a previous conviction for drugging and indecently assaulting a teenage boy in the 1990s.

He also conned agencies including a school, Middlesbrough Council and the Big Lottery Fund into giving out grants totalling more than £65,000.

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