November 2020

Former Barnet army cadet leader paedophile started relationship with a mum to get access to son

A former army cadet leader started a relationship with a woman to get to her son and abuse him.

Raymond Waller, 69, committed offences between 1981 and 1991 against boys aged 13 to 16 years old.

Four teenagers individually fell victim to Waller during his time as an Army Cadet leader in Barnet and in one case he even struck up a relationship with a child’s mother as a ruse to gain access her son

The offences were reported to the Met between 2017 and early 2018, and this allowed officers to put together a timeline of Waller’s abuse.

He would typically abuse the boys individually in his flat in Barnet, where he lived alone, or on cadet trips.

Offences against his victims:

  • Victim One: Two counts of indecent assault on man aged 16 or over (12 months);

  • Victim Two: Indecent assault on boy under the age of 16 years and gross indecency with a boy under sixteen years of age (12 months);

  • Victim Three: Indecent assault on boy under the age of 14 years and gross indecency with a boy under the age of fourteen years of age (24 months);

  • Victim Four: Two counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16 years and one count of gross indecency with a boy under sixteen years of age (18 months each for the indecent assaults and 24 months for the gross indecency – to run consecutively).

Waller was jailed for nine years. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register and issued with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.