Mario Aliverti (Scouts Paedophile)
For many children, going to Scouts on a regular basis is a fun, wholesome activity finding life-long friends and learning valuable life skills.
Unless there is a paedophile in the ranks.
Fun, worry-free camping trips with a Scout leader quickly moves from an exciting activity to a traumatic time that can never be forgotten.
Mario Aliverti was a Scout Leader in Western Sydney throughout the 1980s through to the early 2000s. He used this position of authority to groom young boys and go on to abuse them once he gained their trust.
He abused at least six boys in the time he was volunteering with the Scouts – an organisation known to hide allegations of abuse and move their volunteers around to avoid being charged.
He was granted bail on house arrest conditions. In 2018 more charges were laid against the 59-year-old, from additional complainants. He’s been allowed to enjoy a life of comfort in his own home in spite of having committed horrific acts.
Mario Aliverti showcases the absolute arrogance of a man who believed he could get away with sexually abusing boys at Scouts events, under the once-trusted Scouts banner, without ever facing the consequences. If it weren’t for the brave individuals who came forward with their complaints, Aliverti may never have faced justice.
He pleaded guilty at the last minute and will be sentenced on 27 March 2020.