Police: Keith Ruby 'a manipulative man who betrayed trust'
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Kelvey led the investigation and on sentencing said: “The sentence handed to Keith Ruby today highlights the severity of the crimes he committed against a vulnerable child while in a position of trust.
“This conviction has been achieved because of the tremendous courage of this victim and his family.
“It has taken great bravery to finally come forward and give evidence at this trial.
“Keith Ruby is a manipulative man who insinuated himself into the lives of this victim and his family.
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“He regularly sat at their dinner table and was welcomed into their lives as a trusted friend, teacher and coach to their son.
“His betrayal and abuse has left them completely distraught.
“In the most calculating fashion, Ruby groomed his victim to gain complete control over him.
“Such was his hold, it has taken six years for his victim to disclose the abuse he suffered at Ruby’s hands.”
If you have been a victim of rape or sexual assault, historical or present, contact on 101 or 999 or visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk.