- relating to other leaders how he allowed a 13 year old girl to kiss him when they were alone in his bedroom on a church trip:
- telling a 15 year old girl he would accompany her to the doctors against her parents wishes
- frequently taking individual teenaged girls into a private room ‘for a chat’ without any other adult being present.
- making public references to a 15 year old girl’s breasts:
- refusing to officially pass on any report about a girl who claimed to have taken an overdose
- instructing the whole youth club to refuse to speak to one boy who he felt had stepped out of line:
- trying to persuade a teenaged girl alleging historical rape to ditch the counselling provided by the school pastoral team in favour of one-to-one sessions with him.
- using a knife to puncture a football in temper:
- ripping the plug off a CD player that he felt was too loud:
- constant swearing and lewd comments:
- telling club members who they could and couldn’t text;
There were many other instances involving other teenagers. There was a level of violence, threat and inappropriate behaviour and language which ran throughout the whole culture of the youth club and he had a dominant and domineering relationship with most of the youth club members which totally usurped the position of parents in their children’s lives.
In most of his dealings with the youth club he operated alone, and any attempts at monitoring by one of the vicars were strongly resisted.There was a suggestion that another youth leader should be employed to work alongside him and he threatened to resign and set up the youth club elsewhere.