A MAN has been found guilty of sexually abusing teenage boys during sleepovers in Dorset when he was a child. 

John Morrison, aged 29, was on trial for a string of historic child sex abuse charges which he denied.

However a jury found him guilty of seven offences at Bournemouth Crown Court,  four counts of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a boy, and three counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a boy.

The trial began on August 9 with Morrison and lasted five days in which the court heard details of assaults which had taken place during sleepovers at various locations on Portland.

The incidents took place between September 4, 2007 and April 2, 2010, with Morrison being aged 13 at the beginning and 15 at the end of the offence range.

Morrison was found guilty of carrying out sexual acts on various men when they were all teenagers during sleepovers - including penetrating one of them while he slept.

He also gave oral sex to two boys and masturbated them while they were sleeping.

The ordeals took place at different locations: in Morrison's bed, on a sofabed and on a bunk-bed at another person's house.

Morrison admitted in court that he had shared a bed with one of the men when they were children - and also accepted sleeping on the top of a bunk-bed with another man below.

"Did you think that the three of them had simply been asleep and did not know what you had done?" prosecution barrister Mike Fairlee asked Morrison earlier this week.

When asked why he shared a bed with one of the alleged victims, Morrison said: "I believe we just became more comfortable."

Morrison also admitted speaking with one of the victims on a dating app several years after the incidents, on which the man accused him of the historic sexual assault.

Mr Fairlee also asked Morrison why all of the alleged victims would be 'making up' the accusations.

Throughout the trial, the 29-year-old refused that anything of a sexual nature happened at the sleepovers.

He claimed that he saw some of the victims in social settings some years after the allegations and noted there was 'no change in our friendship'.

Morrison also said there was 'no way' he could have fitted on the same sofabed as another man due to its small size.

He told the jury the allegations have left him feeling 'emotionally overwhelmed' and accused the men of having 'false memories'.

Despite this, the jury found him guilty on all seven charges this week after deliberating for one day.

One man told a court he was 'sick and disgusted with myself' after being sexually assaulted by Morrison.

Two men said they felt 'suicidal' having 'bottled up' the incidents for several years.

"As far as he was concerned I was drunk, asleep, I could not move, I just froze," a victim told the court this week.

"I'm at a point in my life where I just need closure; I have had it buried for so long."

Morrison, now of Crawriggs Avenue, Kirkintilloch, Scotland, will be sentenced on Friday, September 25 at Bournemouth Crown Court.