An Essex solicitor who formerly practised in mental health has been jailed for 20 years for sexually abusing young boys in the 1970s and 1980s. Glen Bartlett, 60, of Downhall Park Way, Rayleigh, was arrested in October 2015 after allegations non-recent child abuse were made to Essex Police.
The offences relate to two boys under the age of 16 over the period of a decade from the late 1970s. Bartlett was charged with 10 counts of buggery and two counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16 and found guilty of all offences at Norwich Crown Court on 27 September. He was sentenced at the same court last week.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Lisa Hurrell said: 'Glen Bartlett is a dangerous abuser who preyed on vulnerable young boys over several years. His offences are vile and I am pleased he is now behind bars. He has shown no remorse for his crimes and has caused further anguish to his victims by making them endure a trial.'
Bartlett was admitted to the roll in 1981 is understood to have practised in the Chelmsford area before his arrest.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority said it was aware of the case and would take appropriate action.