CAPTAIN HOOK JAILED FOR 20-YR CHILD SEX TERROR; Sick pervert preyed on 'Lost Boys'.A child molester Noun 1. child molester - a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior was compared to evil Captain Hook
Sick Keith Laverack, 52, assaulted his victims during 20 years as a teacher and headmaster at three children's homes.
Just like Captain Hook in the fairy story Peter Pan, Laverack preyed on the "Lost Boys".
"Some of them had been rejected by their mothers and fathers," lawyer Alex Carlile, prosecuting, told Chester Crown Court Chester Crown Court is a law court in Chester, England.
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"Not a few had been sexually abused at home by fathers, stepfathers, uncles and friends."
When they arrived in Laverack's care, they thought their hopes and dreams of a new future had come true.
In reality they had fallen into the clutches of a menacing and sinister Captain Hook.
Laverack, who rose to be a senior social services social services
welfare services provided by local authorities or a state agency for people with particular social needs
social services npl → servicios mpl sociales manager with Cambridgeshire County Council, was convicted of a sample 15 sex assaults on children between 1965 and 1984. He was cleared of another five.
The charges involved children at Greystone Heath School Heath School is a Brookline Public School in the Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts area.
The Heath School serves the Chestnut Hill neighborhoods and has a population of 400 students. , Warrington, Kneesworth House children's home near Meldreth, Cambs and Midfield children's home, near Cambridge. All the homes have since closed down.
Laverack stood with his head bowed as Judge Huw Daniel told him: "None of those young children...consented to what happened to them.
"They were raped, many of them, by you with violence and force. They submitted through fear of violence. "You took advantage of damaged children...when you knew that what these children wanted was love, affection and security."
Laverick even gained a master's degree master's degree
An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete at least one year of prescribed study beyond the bachelor's degree.
Noun 1. from Lancaster University Lancaster University (officially the University of Lancaster) is a collegiate campus university in Lancaster, England. The University is frequently placed in the top 20 UK universities in national league tables and in the top 10 for research, notably with its 6* Management with a thesis on child abuse, which prompted one detective who helped nail him to say after the case: "It's not surprising he had so much knowledge - he was a professional abuser."
As the judge ordered Laverack to be taken down to the cells, watching victims in the public gallery broke into applause.
One of them said afterwards: "They should have sent him to a desert island where he can never harm children again."
Dozens of Laverack's former pupils offered to give evidence when his cover was finally blown.
For this Captain Hook, the "Lost Boys" had finally got their revenge.
Helplines have been set up for people who feel they may have been victims of child abuse at children's homes in Cheshire.
Anyone in need of help should contact the NSPCC NSPCC (in Britain) National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSPCC (Brit) n abbr (= National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) → Kinderschutzbund m on 01925 418430 or phone Cheshire police on 01244 614713 if you have any information about abuse