Sentencing him at Peterborough Crown Court, Judge Sean Enright said: ‘These offences were all about satisfying your fantasies.There was never anything in it for the girls.’ Oxford-educated Ball had sex with one of the girls on his wife’s wedding dress, the jury was told.He was meant to protect me.’ Referring to one of the Giggleswick victims, Mr Falk said: ‘She feels a terrible guilt for things she had done like sleeping on his wife’s wedding dress.’ He added that the girl felt ‘robbed of her childhood’ and ‘angry’ at the school.
The campaign led to the jailing of dozens of activists and a change in the law to counter the guerrilla tactics of the group that targeted financial institutions, suppliers, contractors and directors of the Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) testing centre in Cambridgeshire.
The small hamlets of Stirtloe and Hardwick are also in the parish of Buckden.
Buckden is situated close to three major transport networks.
During the campaign, the leaders targeted more than 40 companies to try to force them to sever their links with HLS.
Brian Cass, HLS managing director, was attacked outside his home with a pickaxe handle.
The development of the railways in the mid-19th century led to a decline in the population of Buckden, but the village more than doubled in size in the second half of the 20th century.