Probation for ex-scout leader who sexually abused boy (13)

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A former scout leader who sexually abused a 13-year-old boy has been ordered to spend two years on probation.

John Quigley, of Maybrook Mews, Derry, pleaded guilty to one charge of incitement to commit gross indecency.

The offence was committed between June and December 1980.

The 56-year-old is a convicted sex offender and has 14 previous convictions for indecently assaulting three young girls.

Derry Crown Court heard the victim in this case was a member of the scout group led by Quigley.

The abuse took place in Quigley’s car.

The court was told that the defendant stopped the car, told the injured party to open his trousers and perform a sex act on himself.

It was accepted Quigley did not touch the boy.

Quigley has also been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.