British Airways pilot accused of having sex with underage boys during long-haul stops

Bartle Frere appearing at Bournemouth Crown Court

Bartle Frere appearing at Bournemouth Crown Court

According to http://www.metro.co.uk

A BA pilot allegedly arranged layovers in India and the Far East so he could have sex with underage boys.

Bartle Frere, 50, served as a captain for the airline. He is said to have altered his schedule to meet certain boys, before lavishing them with money and gifts.

He allegedly demanded the boys send him explicit pictures while he was away.

Frere was arrested last November for indecent assault, gross indecency and child porn offences dating back to 2001 after returning to the UK from a flight to Thailand.

Bournemouth Crown Court heard that police who seized his mobile discovered he had searched for the term, ‘where to pick up underage boys in Bangkok’ before the trip.

Their investigation also revealed numerous pictures, explicit texts and recorded videos of Frere with two Indian boys aged between 12 and 14.

Frere denies the charges saying that he only knew the boys in question because he would often do odd-jobs around the house for them.

One of the victims came forward when his father read about Frere’s arrest in a news report. After questioning him, the boy told his father that Frere and him had shared ‘special cuddles’ and that he had been touched inappropriately.

The trial continues.

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Posted on September 24, 2014, in crime. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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