A former church minister has been convicted of multiple sexual offences against 10 boys in Oxfordshire.
Robert Dando, 53, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to nine years and four months in prison following a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.
He pleaded guilty to 17 sexual offences including numerous counts of indecent assault, counts of assault of a boy by penetration and assault by touching from 1985 to 2008.
The youngest victim was 11-years-old.
Dando was arrested on August 15 last year after he was escorted back to the UK from the United States of America by their immigration officials. He was then arrested by Thames Valley Police officers when he landed back in the UK.
He was charged the following day.
Dando used his positions of authority as a minister at Orchard Baptist Church in Bicester and as a governor at a school in Bicester to carry out the abuse.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Larry Johnson, said: “Dando was a prolific offender and used his position of standing to abuse young boys.
“The victims have been through an extremely traumatic ordeal and I would like to thank them for their bravery in coming forward and making sure that Dando has been put behind bars.”