Six years for indecent assault

A MAN who tied up two young men and sexually assaulted them has been jailed for six years. Peter Carter, 52, of Crowcroft Road, Wattisham, had denied seven offences of indecently assaulting two 17-year-old youths.

A MAN who tied up two young men and sexually assaulted them has been jailed for six years.

Peter Carter, 52, of Crowcroft Road, Wattisham, had denied seven offences of indecently assaulting two 17-year-old youths.

But a jury at Ipswich Crown Court found him guilty yesterday of four of the charges and not guilty of two of them. The jury was directed by Judge John Holt to return a not-guilty verdict on the remaining charge.

During the trial, the youths claimed Carter had offered to teach them martial arts. However, when they went to his home, they alleged he had subjected them to strip-searches, had tied them to a wooden frame in his bedroom and indecently assaulted them.


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Giving evidence, Carter claimed the youths had never been made to do anything with which they had not been happy.

The court heard Carter had pleaded guilty in 1994 to indecently assaulting five youths and had been jailed.

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In September 1988 he had been jailed for sexual offences while a civilian instructor with the Air Training Corps.

Previously in 1981 Carter had been placed on supervision for three years for seven offences of indecent assault committed while he was a youth club leader.

Naomi Perry, mitigating, said Carter had been in the army for five-and-a-half years and had served in the Rhodesian SAS.

On his return to the UK, he had driven a school minibus, but there had been no suggestion he had acted improperly during that time.

Carter was ordered to sign on the sex offenders' register indefinitely. Judge Holt also ordered he should serve an extended licence period of 10 years at the end of his sentence and be disqualified from ever working with children.

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