Scout leader to be sentenced for abuse
A 14-year-old teenage boy had a shower, cried and went to bed after being sexually abused by a Scout leader at his home in the 1980s, according to court documents.
The allegations surrounding Darryl Rubiolo's crimes against the teen and two other boys were revealed on Thursday after the Downing Centre Local Court heard the former Scouts leader and area commissioner was ready to proceed to sentence.
The 63-year-old has been charged with numerous offences relating to the indecent and sexual assault of boys spanning more than a decade.
Court documents state Rubiolo began assaulting his first victim in 1975 when the boy was nine years old.
In one of the worst cases of abuse, said to have occurred in January 1977, the facts state Rubiolo invited the boy, who cannot be named, into his bedroom to "play cards".
Once inside, Rubiolo is said to have put a chair against the door, then licked the boy's face and body and showed him photographs of men's genitals.
"One day you will look like this," Rubiolo allegedly told the boy.
Years later, in the 1980s, Rubiolo met his second victim through his membership of the 1st South Punchbowl Scouts and became "something of a father figure" to the boy.
When the boy stayed at his home one night in October 1986, Rubiolo showed the 14-year-old pornographic movies and assaulted him, court documents say.
Afterwards, the boy had a shower.
"He cried and went to bed," court documents said.
About this time, Rubiolo had become publicity officer for the St George Area Scouts and became friendly with the third boy's family, often buying him gifts when he travelled overseas.
He is alleged to have abused the boy multiple times over a three-year period from 1986.
Rubiolo said nothing during a brief appearance at the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, when his lawyer said they would be proceeding to sentence at the District Court in September.
The court heard Rubiolo held various positions in Scouts Australia NSW, from the early 1970s to early 1990s, including the post of St George area commissioner.
When he was arrested in January, he was learning and executive coach of Local Government NSW.