A former UNICEF consultant and children’s rights campaigner has been jailed for raping a 13-year-old boy.
Peter Newell, 77, who led the campaign to ban smacking children and helped governments tackle issues of abuse, pleaded guilty to two counts of buggery and three counts of indecent assault.
He was sentenced to six years and eight months at Blackfriars Crown Court on January 3.
His victim was only 12 when he abused the boy between May 1965n and May 1968, according to MailOnline.
Newell was reported to police by his victim in March 2016.
In the 50 years since committing the rapes, Newell has held a vast amount of high end positions in Children’s charities, including coordinating Children are Unbeatable! (CAU!) and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.
He also chaired the Children’s Rights Alliance and was a Research Coordinator for the Commission on Children and Violence in the UK.
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