Please forward this error screen to sharedip-1601531658. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-23229183161. The call came in while I was sitting in the church parking lot on a young widowed and dating Sunday morning. My father-in-law told me four words that would forever change my life: Your husband has died.
Who expects to be a widow at 32? Our entire lives were ahead of us. There were dreams to accomplish, plans to achieve and a lifetime of love to exchange. It’s been 5 years since that fateful day and though I’ll forever grieve the loss of my hubby, the dark cloud has finally lifted and there are now more bursts of sunshine. The response was overwhelming and I’ve truly found my voice writing about topics of relevance to widows. I hope you’re comforted knowing you aren’t alone in your young widowed journey. A LONG-SERVING paramedic and Scout volunteer allegedly posed as his ‘widowed wife’ online to find a young girl to abuse.
John Pattison appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court. John Pattison was on leave after being injured working for the South Central Ambulance Service when he began using chatrooms to discuss abusing children, prosecutors said. He began speaking with someone he believed was the father of a girl, but was in fact an undercover police officer, and arranged to meet at a branch of Sainsbury’s, it was heard. When he was arrested, his laptop and phone were seized. Indecent images of children were discovered.
Pattison, of Mallow Close in Christchurch, admitted nine counts of possessing indecent photographs of a child and one of possessing an extreme pornographic image. The defendant, who previously helped at the 49th Bournemouth Air Scouts, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentence on Monday. Rob Welling, prosecuting, said: “The defendant engaged with an undercover police officer looking for those who would be attracted to meeting with young children. There was chat between him and this officer. It resulted in the defendant going to Sainsbury’s to meet a man he believed was called John, John’s wife and John’s young daughter.