Former cadet leader faces charges over boys’ sex abuse

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A former St John Ambulance Cadet leader has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of three boys during the 1970s.

Allan Pettinger, aged 60, from Renishaw, has been charged with four counts of indecent assault against three boys aged nine and ten years old between 1972 and 1978.

Pettinger was a leader with Eckington St John Ambulance Cadets.

Two of the assaults are alleged to have taken place during camping trips in the Peak District and Wales.

Call Dronfield CID on 101 with information.