A CHURCH elder who sexually abused vulnerable children was invited to speak at his first victim’s wedding, a court heard.
A court was told Harry Holt, 71, now of Rutland Street, Nelson, went on to attack seven more girls as young as nine after the Jehovah’s Witnesses failed to report him to police.
When the matter was raised, a local beat officer advised parents to ‘just keep your children away from him’, the court heard.
Holt is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of attacks against eight girls in Scotland dating back over 40 years.
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