A 74-year-old man who worked as a volunteer with a British children's charity has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he admitting sexually abusing a teenager 20 years ago.
Peter Hunwick regularly abused the boy between March, 1985, and March, 1988, while he was general secretary of a Stafford sports and social club, Stafford Crown Court heard.
Hunwick, of Lichfield Drive, Great Haywood, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, pleaded guilty to 12 charges of indecent assault. He was banned from working with children and told to sign on the sex offenders' register for the rest of his life.
Stuart Clarkson, prosecuting, said the boy went to play pool at the club and told the police that he was first abused during a trip to Wales.
"He bought the boy gifts, including a gold chain and a bottle of Bacardi, to keep him quiet," he said.
"All came out last year when the victim was reminiscing with his brother about their childhood and his brother told him to tell the police.
"Hunwick accepted the allegations that were put to him and that it was possible but he could not recall the incidents. He said the boy did not object. He said: 'After all these years I shall have to accept what he said'."
Mr Clarkson said Hunwick had been placed on probation for two years for indecent assault in 1976.
Steven Bailey, defending, said: "The general picture of this man is that he emerges as a rather shy, vulnerable man, now in somewhat poor health, who foolishly allowed himself to behave in the way he did for over three years.
"Since then he has been striving to make amends by doing work in the community."
Hunwick had done a lot of work for the charity Children in Distress - a UK-based organisation which works for children in Eastern Europe.
After the hearing, Dermot Lamb, director of operations with the charity, said Hunwick had been a long-time supporter but did not have an official capacity.