A Bournemouth man has been jailed for six years and eight months for sexually abusing a teenage boy.
David Jonathan Everett, 57 and of Hankinson Road, was jailed at Bournemouth Crown Court on 26 January after pleading guilty at the same court on 3 January to six counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16. The incidents occurred in the Christchurch area in the early 2000s.
The court heard that Everett was a member and conductor of the Priory Church Choir in Christchurch and met his victim via his connections with the church.
Detective Constable Adrian Stocker, of Dorset Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Team, said: “David Everett abused the position he held in the church to take advantage of his victim.
“I would like to praise Everett’s victim for finding the courage to come forward and report the offences.
“We take incidents of non-recent sexual abuse extremely seriously and I would urge anyone with any concerns to please contact Dorset Police.”