Former police officer refused leave to appeal conviction

Daily Echo: Former policeman refused leave to appeal child sex abuse conviction Former policeman refused leave to appeal child sex abuse conviction

A FORMER Hampshire village police officer has been refused leave to appeal against his conviction.

Gordon Hunter, 64, was jailed in 2010 for seven years for abusing two boys, with Judge Andrew Barnett telling him he was a “disgrace to the uniform”.

Hunter, of Dene Way, Ashurst, was convicted of 14 offences including gross indecency with a child, indecent assault and attempted buggery. He had denied all offences but was convicted by the jury.

At the Court of Appeal in London, Hunter argued that the jury had been misdirected by the judge.

The first victim was abused while Hunter was a constable based at Whitchurch between 1983 and 1992. Hunter later moved to Ashurst in the New Forest where he targeted another boy between 1995 and 1998. Neither victim can be named for legal reasons.

One victim told the Echo: “The fact he tried to appeal has upset me.

“I am still afraid to go to sleep, I still have panic attacks, he still haunts me. He took away my childhood,” he said.

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8:13am Fri 19 Oct 12

originalsfc says...

"convicted of 14 offences including gross indecency with a child, indecent assault and attempted buggery"

and his name and address supplied.
"convicted of 14 offences including gross indecency with a child, indecent assault and attempted buggery" and his name and address supplied. originalsfc
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9:33am Fri 19 Oct 12

ToastyTea says...

originalsfc wrote:
"convicted of 14 offences including gross indecency with a child, indecent assault and attempted buggery" and his name and address supplied.
and he is in prison, so why does it matter.
[quote][p][bold]originalsfc[/bold] wrote: "convicted of 14 offences including gross indecency with a child, indecent assault and attempted buggery" and his name and address supplied.[/p][/quote]and he is in prison, so why does it matter. ToastyTea
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9:43am Fri 19 Oct 12

originalsfc says...

7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon
7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon originalsfc
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10:50am Fri 19 Oct 12

S!monOn says...

originalsfc wrote:
7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon
I doubt he'll be at that address when he comes out as the courts will probably protect this kind of scum.
[quote][p][bold]originalsfc[/bold] wrote: 7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon[/p][/quote]I doubt he'll be at that address when he comes out as the courts will probably protect this kind of scum. S!monOn
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1:30pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Over the Edge says...

So glad he can't appeal dirty filthy nonce
So glad he can't appeal dirty filthy nonce Over the Edge
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1:37pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Hdg end mo says...

S!monOn wrote:
originalsfc wrote:
7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon
I doubt he'll be at that address when he comes out as the courts will probably protect this kind of scum.
He may have to do more than 3.6yrs as he will need to prove to the parole board that he is not a risk to society hopefully he gets refused disgusting individual
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]originalsfc[/bold] wrote: 7yr stretch = 3.5yrs inside = he'll be out soon[/p][/quote]I doubt he'll be at that address when he comes out as the courts will probably protect this kind of scum.[/p][/quote]He may have to do more than 3.6yrs as he will need to prove to the parole board that he is not a risk to society hopefully he gets refused disgusting individual Hdg end mo
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4:46pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Intuero says...

I am his cheif victim and I am very happy that his appeal was quashed. He hurt me real bad and he deserves to pay the price. I appreciate people who do not believe in child abuse but it happens and with a uniform on it is easy to hide but it did happen and he is now paying the price for such disgusting behaviour - I was only a child. I will always be aware of what has happened to me and I am still not able to work because of it but one day I shall rise above it. I hope he he is happy that he has destroyed a life or two or three...
I am his cheif victim and I am very happy that his appeal was quashed. He hurt me real bad and he deserves to pay the price. I appreciate people who do not believe in child abuse but it happens and with a uniform on it is easy to hide but it did happen and he is now paying the price for such disgusting behaviour - I was only a child. I will always be aware of what has happened to me and I am still not able to work because of it but one day I shall rise above it. I hope he he is happy that he has destroyed a life or two or three... Intuero
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5:27pm Fri 19 Oct 12

thetruthbehind says...

Intuero as he is still in jail, and as it was a seven year sentence, (i.e. 3 and a half years inside), I am assuming you are only now a teenager or very young adult. But I am sure as you grow older and wiser, you will realise that you need to look at pursuing a career . You need to go on and have a happy life and retire on a great pension- I would assume he was sacked from the force and lost his pension- so he has said goodbye to that opportunity -you have not - unless you allow him to win.
Intuero as he is still in jail, and as it was a seven year sentence, (i.e. 3 and a half years inside), I am assuming you are only now a teenager or very young adult. But I am sure as you grow older and wiser, you will realise that you need to look at pursuing a career . You need to go on and have a happy life and retire on a great pension- I would assume he was sacked from the force and lost his pension- so he has said goodbye to that opportunity -you have not - unless you allow him to win. thetruthbehind
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2:22pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Intuero says...

thetruthbehind wrote:
Intuero as he is still in jail, and as it was a seven year sentence, (i.e. 3 and a half years inside), I am assuming you are only now a teenager or very young adult. But I am sure as you grow older and wiser, you will realise that you need to look at pursuing a career . You need to go on and have a happy life and retire on a great pension- I would assume he was sacked from the force and lost his pension- so he has said goodbye to that opportunity -you have not - unless you allow him to win.
You are totally right thetruthbehind - I am not a young boy anymore, I am a man now and I should look for the sun not the dark. Thank you! He has not won at all - I HAVE! And I will move onwards and start to enjoy life again I am sure of it....
[quote][p][bold]thetruthbehind[/bold] wrote: Intuero as he is still in jail, and as it was a seven year sentence, (i.e. 3 and a half years inside), I am assuming you are only now a teenager or very young adult. But I am sure as you grow older and wiser, you will realise that you need to look at pursuing a career . You need to go on and have a happy life and retire on a great pension- I would assume he was sacked from the force and lost his pension- so he has said goodbye to that opportunity -you have not - unless you allow him to win.[/p][/quote]You are totally right thetruthbehind - I am not a young boy anymore, I am a man now and I should look for the sun not the dark. Thank you! He has not won at all - I HAVE! And I will move onwards and start to enjoy life again I am sure of it.... Intuero
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