John Edward Bates (65), born 1948, formerly of Spalding, Lincolnshire, was convicted on multiple counts of indecent assault and numerous sexual offences with minors at Nottingham Crown Court in July 1983.
Mr Bates was given a 4 year sentence – served at Her Majesty’s Prison Frankland, Brasside in County Durham. Unfortunately he only served 3 years.
Having studied at Sunderland Polytechnic on release from prison, Mr Bates resided in Kellyway House, Upper Tulse Hill, London for a number of years from 1980’s – 2007 and now resides in York Rise, Tufnell Park, Camden, London, England.
You will find on this site copies of newspaper reports from the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press from July 1983 – kindly reproduced in their entirety with permission of the current editor – November 2013