May 5, 2011
Scout leader denies sexual abuse charges
Burnham-On-Sea Scout leader pleaded not guilty to a number of
child sex abuse offences when he appeared in court on Thursday
David Burland, 53, appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court.
He was recently charged with 14 counts of sexual assault, 12
indecent assaults, six counts of inciting sexual activity and
one count of indecent exposure.
The case has been referred to Taunton Crown Court on June 30th
and Mr Burland has been released on conditional bail.
The Scout Association said earlier this year that Mr Burland
had been suspended from any form of contact with the movement
as soon as the allegations were reported. He has been involved
in the Scouting since the 1990s.
Pictured: David Burland leaving Taunton Magistrates' Court