Former Chester scout master Martyn Tucker, previously jailed for 12 years for historic sex abuse, has received a fresh 11 year sentence starting today.
A judge told the 70-year-old that his “deviant and wholly reprehensible behaviour” occurred between the late 60s up to the early 80s.
He said that it was “a campaign of abuse offences of the vilest kind” and a breach of trust against very young, innocent boys.
Judge Rowlands, sitting at Mold Crown Court, told him he was an offender of particular concern, his licence on release would be extended by a year, and it was up to the parole board to decide when he was safe to be released.
He admitted 28 sexual offences, two of a particularly serious nature, against eight victims.
They came forward after extensive media publicity about his earlier jailing.
One man told how he purchased a newspaper, saw that Tucker had been jailed, and broke down and cried as what happened to him came flooding back.
In 2014 at Mold Crown Court, Tucker of Sealand Road in Chester, admitted 24 offences against five other victims and was jailed for 12 years.
The court heard that he knew his day of judgment would come, particularly when the Jimmy Saville scandal came out.
He must register with the police as a sex offender for life.
Tucker worked for the former Alyn and Deeside and Delyn Councils before working as a legal executive dealing in social welfare issues for various Chester solicitors.
He was a scouting leader for many years but had not committed offences for 30 years when he came to be arrested in 2013.
Co-defendant Malcolm Gould, 69, a former deputy headteacher who had been living in retirement in Bulgaria but returned to the UK when an European arrest warrant was issued, admitted indecent assault on one of Tucker’s victims and was jailed for three years.
Tucker had been waiting to be arrested for years.
A native of Cardiff, he was very active in the scouting movement and had a position of responsibility.
Stephen Edwards, defending, said that it was regrettable in the extreme that he was in a position of trust when he extensively and persistently abused children over a period of time, he said.
The second prosecution extended the period of abuse from 1968 to 1985.
Mr Edwards said that the extensive and inevitable publicity about his first prosecution meant that an additional seven complainants had come forward.
When first arrested he had told how he wanted to come clean and told police he had “done stuff in the past that I regret”.
Of his arrest, Tucker said: “I have been waiting for this. I was hoping it would never happen. I knew one day that it would. I deeply regret what I have done.”
Tucker said that it had ruined his life and it had ruined the lives of others for which he was deeply ashamed.
Mr Edwards said: “He has admitted extensive abuse over a period of years. He accepts his behaviour was appalling and caused extensive damage to his victims.”
He was now 70, his earliest release date from the original 12 year sentence would be May 2020 and he appreciated that would be extended.
Judge Rhys Rowlands said that Tucker was an adult man who had taken advantage of young boys.
“This has nothing to do with your sexuality,” he said.
Tucker was a grown man who identified and took advantage of children.
There had been a significant delay in the case and he had to be dealt with for his behaviour a long time ago.
But the other side of the coin was that he had got away with it for a very long time.