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Compensation secured for Thai boys sexually assaulted and raped by the prolific British child abuser Mark Frost

Eight Thai boys who were subjected to appalling sexual abuse including rape have secured compensation following a civil case against the British convicted child abuser Mark Frost.

Mark Frost Image: NCA

20 November 2018

Frost is currently serving several life sentences in Belmarsh prison. He was sentenced in February 2017 for 45 offences against young boys in the UK and Thailand including rape, sexual assault and inciting children to engage in sexual activity.

He was found to have forced boys to carry out sexual acts whilst streaming the abuse on a webcam to another European man. Frost preyed on young boys from poor families in Thailand.

He groomed them with sweets, gifts and allowing them to play in his swimming pool. After winning their trust he went on to commit horrific acts of abuse against them throughout 2011-2013.

Frost held a number of positions of trust in the UK including within schools and in the scout movement, before he admitted his first offence in 1992. Police believe there may be many more victims.

While sentencing Frost in February 2017, Judge Mark Lucraft described the abuse as "horrific and deeply disturbing" and said that Frost, who was previously known as Andrew Tracey, was responsible for "the most appalling catalogue of sexual abuse". Following such a traumatic period of abuse, the compensation will enable these eight boys to access therapeutic treatment and pay for school fees.

The boys are represented by Rebekah Read of Leigh Day’s international abuse team. Rebekah said “We are pleased that our clients will now be able to access the help they need to process the traumatic abuse they were subjected to by Mark Frost.

"Sadly we see many examples of British child abusers operating overseas who, by virtue of their status and comparative wealth have been able to exploit some of the most vulnerable children in the world. This case sends a message that perpetrators can no longer operate with impunity, however more needs to be done to ensure that impoverished children living in developing countries vulnerable to British child abusers are protected.”

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