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Name: ROBERT ANTHONY POTTER (Robert Anthony Potter)

Age: 71yrs old (2013)

State: NSW- Narwee

Sentence: Sentenced in the District Court in Dec 2005 to 8 yrs jail/ 5.5 yrs non parole.

Offence/Other: Robert Potter - Pleaded guilty in the NSW District Court 2-8-2005 to 18 counts of aggravated indecent assault between 1978 - 2002. Ex-Scout Master (Sydney)/ Pool shop owner (Narwee- Southern Sydney). Victims were 4 boys/ offences occurred between 1978-2002.
Robert Potter

Scout master pedophile gets more jail

A former Sydney scout master jailed for sexually abusing four boys will spend almost two more years in jail after admitting abusing another two victims.
Robert Anthony Potter, 66, was sentenced on Friday in the NSW District Court on five counts of indecent assault relating to offences committed between 1970 and 1986 on two boys aged as young as 14 years.
Judge Colin Charteris said Potter was about double the age of the first victim, identified only as RS, when the assaults occurred between 1970 and 1972.
Potter became friends with the family of RS, and the first assault involving masturbation and oral sex occurred in the family home's darkroom, where Potter asked the victim to help him to develop some photographs.
Potter then told the victim: "A lot of people don't understand what just happened in the darkroom ... best to keep it to ourselves," the judge said.
Over the next two years, up until RS turned 16, further acts occurred, sometimes at Potter's Narwee home in Sydney south-west.
Judge Charteris said one occasion, when Potter had unprotected anal sex with the victim, it left RS in "considerable pain".
In documents before the court, RS, now a gay man, said he suffered biological depression, had contemplated suicide and found it difficult to get close to others.
Judge Charteris commended RS for coming forward after he had heard about Potter's 2005 sentencing on 18 similar charges against four boys aged 13 to 16 years.
"His character has consistently declared itself from 1970 up until the last offence of 2002 to be ... deliberate, persistent, planned and premeditated behaviour," Judge Charteris said.
"The offender over many years has displayed a deviate sexual interest in under-aged boys and has failed to acknowledge it."
It was recommended Potter undertake specialist counselling in prison.
Potter was originally jailed until June 2011, but will now be eligible for parole on March 5, 2013.

news.smh.com.au (22-8-2008)
http://news.smh.com.au/national/scout-master-pedophile-gets-more-jail-20080822-406p.html

Scouts Ignored Warnings of Sex Fiend

Senior scout officials yesterday accepted responsibility for ignoring repeated warnings that a leading scout master was a serial pedophile.
After years of repeated denials, the NSW Scouting Association yesterday settled out of court the latest case brought by one of the victims of Venture scout leader Robert Potter.
Potter, 59, wooed his victims with a house like "Disneyland", which had gaming machines, a spa and heated swimming pool at Narwee in Sydney's south .
A top scout master, Potter was a predator who used his home to secretly groom young boys before abusing them for 24 of the 30-plus years he was leader of the Narwee Venturers.
'Shameful episode in scouting history'
The NSW Scout Association has continued to fight compensation cases brought by his victims despite proof they ignored warnings and despite Potter being jailed in 2006 for 18 counts of aggravated sexual assault on four boys between 1978 and 2002.
Even yesterday, the association forced the latest victim, now 26, to give evidence in the NSW District Court before settling the case.
"This is one of the most shameful episodes in scouting history in this State," the former scout's lawyer Greg Walsh said outside court.
The man, whose parents are consumed with guilt because they were also involved in the scout movement but had no idea about Potter's perversion, said he was still waiting for an apology from the scouts.
"They never contacted me, they never attempted to help me and that is a policy breakdown that needs to be rectified," said the man, who cannot identified.
He had been in the scouts for 10 years after joining as a cub at the age of eight. Details of the settlement are to remain secret. In 1988 and 1994, two families made separate complaints to the scouts about Potter.
In 1996, police passed on a third warning to the scouts from the dob-in line during the Wood royal commission's investigation into pedophiles. Potter was jailed in 2006 for eight years with a minimum term of 5 years.
The Daily Telegraph can reveal that another two victims of the serial predator have come forward and Potter last week pleaded guilty to fresh charges involving their abuse. He is due to be sentenced in the District Court on these cases on June 20.
In September last year, the scout association was ordered to pay $502,000 to another victim after fighting the case to the end.
A spokesman for Scouts NSW said: "The insurance company for Scouts NSW is responsible for the conduct of any legal cases and payments. Scouts NSW does not discuss individual cases."

The Daily Telegraph (27-5-2008)
Janet Fife-Yeomans

Police investigate child sex allegations against scoutmaster

The NSW Police Child Protection Unit is conducting further investigations, following the arrest of a 55-year-old scoutmaster, who has been charged with child sex offences.
The man has been refused bail and will appear in Central local court on Tuesday.
Robert Anthony Potter, a pool shop owner from Narwee in Sydney's south, has been charged with the indecent assault and sexual assault of a child aged 16 or under.
When he appeared in Parramatta Bail Court yesterday he was also charged with several firearm offences.
Mr Potter's lawyer told the court he should be granted bail because he has no prior police record, but the application was opposed by police, who described the matter as extremely serious.
Meanwhile, the Child Protection Unit is asking anyone with further information which could help its investigations to come forward and contact Crimestoppers.

www.abc.net.au (22-6-2003)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2003-06-22/police-investigate-child-sex-allegations-against/1874126

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