Michael Souter

Michael Souter

Crimes: Pedophile, Child Abuse, Child Porn

Michael Souter wants the world to believe he’s innocent, that he’s not a predatory pedophile who abused children over a 20-year period. Too bad for him the jury didn’t see it that way.

Michael Souter, of Low Bungay Road in Loddon, UK, was somewhat of a celebrity in British media. He was a journalist and presenter at BBC Radio Norfolk. By all outward appearances he was a very respectable fellow. He became heavily involved in the Scouts in Norfolk. He took on the role of mentor to vulnerable children through Norfolk County Council’s Link Up program.

Tragically, outward appearances were deceiving. Michael Souter had become involved in Scouts and the Link Up scheme not because he was a decent, upright man, but because he was a vile pedophile who wanted to gain access to young boys. He especially was turned on by boys wearing uniforms or shorts.

Michael Souter fed his sick, twisted appetite by visiting online chat rooms to share his secret obsessions and desires with likeminded hellbeasts. He went by false identities such as Gym Kit and Mike Smith. He also collected hundreds of digital images of boys in Scout uniforms and shorts plus a few indecent images of children.

Between 1979 and 1999, Michael Souter hunted his prey very successfully. His prey were vulnerable, pliable boys, the youngest of whom was 11. His first victim was a boy he hired to do some odd jobs at his home. Two of his victims he sexually abused and raped over a period of 5 years. He befriended their friends and victimized those boys as well.

Too bad for Michael Souter that his victims grew up into men who were no longer afraid to speak out about the sexual assaults and abuse. In 2010 one brave young man approached the Norfolk Constabulary and reported the crimes. He also told authorities about 2 other victims he knew of.

The investigators from the Norfolk Constabulary took the report seriously and arrested Michael Souter in June 2011. At that time they also seized paperwork and computer equipment from Michael Souter’s home. They questioned the pedo bastard, and interviewed people he had had contact with. This led to more victims being identified — the final total being 7.

On November 13, 2012, Michael Souter, then 60, was charged with 19 sexual offences including indecent assault, gross indecency and buggery. And because of the images found on his computer he was charged in May 2013 with 9 offences of possessing indecent photographs.

Big freaking surprise, Michael POS Souter pled not guilty to every charge. He went to trial at Norwich Crown Court. His defense was that all of the victims were lying, and that corrupt police investigators had planted the indecent images on his computer. Riiiight.

Because Michael Souter accused them of lying, those brave young men were forced to relive the pain and shame of what that pedo hellbeast had subjected them to, in agonizing detail, in front of a packed courtroom.

On October 17, 2013, after a 5-week trial, the jury found the pedo perv guilty of all charges. Yay!

Senior Investigating Officer, DI Paul Brown, described the case best. “It is fair to say that this is one of the worst cases of prolonged child abuse I have ever dealt with. Souter exploited his local celebrity status and connections to gain access to children, and this also provided him with the perfect cover for his offending as he appeared to be an upstanding member of the community whom no-one would challenge. He conned so many people who will no doubt be shocked to hear how the man they trusted was actually grooming and molesting young boys over many years.

Michael Souter

Picture by Denise Bradley

“The photographs found on Souter’s computer were disturbing in their volume and content, and whilst giving evidence about them he fabricated claims of conspiracy and corruption within the police rather than admit possessing the images. These totally unfounded allegations simply served to call his character into question even further. Whilst Souter himself did not abuse the boys in the indecent images, these charges are no less serious as the viewing and sharing of indecent images perpetuates abuse around the globe.

“The evidence we presented is damning, yet Souter continues to deny what he has done and has put his victims through reliving his offending in court. I commend these men for having the bravery to come forward and talk about what happened to them; Souter committed some truly awful crimes and these men have lived with the memory of this for decades. We are keenly awaiting his sentencing and I hope this will give them some closure.”

I think the victims did get some closure when the sentence was handed out. On October 31, 2013, Michael Souter was sentenced by Judge Lucraft QC to 22 years in prison.

Judge Lucraft said to the pedo hellbeast, “The already damaged childhood of many of your victims was destroyed, and their lives blighted. Your conduct was persistent and prolonged. You exploited your position to groom each of them – to cajole them – to achieve your own sexual gratification with them.”

Judge Lucraft continued, saying of the victims: “It takes enormous courage to be prepared to disclose abuse of this kind – and even greater courage to give evidence of these matters in a court. The evidence against (Souter) on these counts was overwhelming and the jury rightly rejected (his) pathetic attempts to blame the victims and others.”

If it weren’t for those young men speaking up, there is no doubt that Michael Souter would have continued on his merry pervy way, molesting and sexually assaulting vulnerable, trusting young boys. As it is, there are probably many more victims out there who have not been able to speak up.

I applaud the victims, the investigators and the prosecution for ending the criminal career of Michael Souter. I wish them all the best in the future.

Long may the pedophile pervert Michael Souter fester and stew in his prison cell. He is precisely where he belongs. Hopefully he won’t be paroled and released early. Even if he gets out at the ripe age of 82 I wouldn’t trust him not to try to molest more victims. Pedos never change.

EDP24.co.uk news article – double life
EDP24.co.uk news article – claims innocence
EDP24.co.uk news article – sexual deviant
Norfolk Police news article

10 Responses to Michael Souter

  1. moodymagic says:

    Kudos to the victims having the courage to speak up. Thank you Judge Lucraft. Burn in hell Pedo Monster Souter.

  2. LeoAPM says:

    Hi Cleo.
    I know those two highly published case, but do you mind making a post about Ian Watkins or Will Hayden?

  3. Goh says:

    F* you!!! It’s a good thing that you got caught and may you rot in hell.. God forgives everyone??? In this case i don’t think so..

  4. bulldoggy says:

    The bastard looks like my mental image of a pedo. I bet he’s been abusing boys for way more than 20 years. Those young men are very brave and should be commended for bringing the beast to justice.

  5. 2cute says:

    I miss bengalpuss and in her honor I will say this paedo cunt should have his head shoved up his arse. Arse arse arse cunt cunt cunt.

    • bengalpuss says:

      2cute don’t make me laugh because it hurts i’ve just nearly burst my stitches lol

      • bulldoggy says:

        Glad you returned bengalpuss. Tully and I were about to set out on a search for you. Would’ve been difficult what with you living on the other side of the ocean.

  6. AngryLittleMexican says:

    What a bastard. I agree, he looks all weird and waxy like a creeptastic stalker. Def would put me on Pedo Alert. Ugh.
    I agree, arse, arse, cunt,cunt lol

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