Scout troop assistant on child sex charges

A FORMER Suffolk scout troop assistant is to appear in court next month accused of five child sex offences, child pornography and false imprisonment.

Ryan Jameson, of Hall Road, Stowmarket, was charged yesterday following a 10-month investigation by detectives in Suffolk Constabulary’s child abuse investigation unit

The 21-year-old is accused of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four counts of sexual touching.

Jameson also faces a charge of false imprisonment. This accusation is also understood to relate to a child.

In addition Jameson is also facing accusations of 17 child pornography offences.

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He has been charged with possessing indecent images of children, and 16 counts of making indecent images of children.

Jameson is due to make his first appearance on the charges at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court on Friday, October 1. He is currently on police bail.

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Jameson was originally arrested on December 15 last year. At that stage he was only detained on suspicion of false imprisonment.

He was interviewed by detectives at Bury St Edmunds police station and then released on bail pending further inquiries.

In June this year his parents David and Helen told the EADT: “Ryan is denying all allegations and is fighting to clear his name. We are completely behind him.”

A spokesman for the Scout Association confirmed it was aware of the police inquiry and that Jameson had been part of the Scout movement.

The spokesman also said the association was co-operating fully with the investigation as, and when, it was required to do so.

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