A former army cadet leader who sexual abused teenage boys over a period of ten years has been jailed.

Raymond Waller abused four boys aged 13 – 16 years old between 1981 and 1991 during his time as an army cadet leader in Barnet.

In one case the 69-year-old even struck up a relationship with a child’s mother as a ruse to gain access her son.

He would typically abuse the boys individually in his flat in Barnet, where he lived alone, or on cadet trips.

Appearing at Harrow Crown Court on Monday, November 23, Waller, of Bergerhof, Holland, was jailed for nine years.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register and issued with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

Waller had pleaded guilty at the same court on Wednesday, September 30.

Detective Constable Keith Kimberley, from the Met’s North Area BCU Safeguarding team, said: “I am grateful to the men who came forward to report the abuse carried out by Waller.

“They were forced to relive their trauma in order that he could finally face justice, and my hope is that they can now move on fully with their lives.

“Waller had moved to Holland when he was contacted by our team, and initially denied the offences. In some instances he pretended not to remember the victims and made out his behaviour was innocent and befitting of someone who was in a position of trust and authority.

“Waller is now in prison and cannot cause harm to any further young, vulnerable people. No matter when offences took place, victims can trust that they will be listened to.”