28 May 2010, 15:29
Three men who were part of a paedophile ring which targetted young boys in Bournemouth have been jailed.
They abused at least 20 boys for more than a decade at various locations across the Borough.
On Friday at Bournemouth Crown Court, 49-year-old Kevin Carpenter of St Swithuns Road was given an indeterminate sentence with a minimum of 12 years. Robert Marti from Haviland Mews who is 55 was also jailed indefinately and will serve a minimum of nine years and David Coxhead from Somerset was given a seven year sentence.
Police have praised the bravery of two teenage boys who came forward about what had happened to them, which then sparked a bigger investigation.