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Ex-headteacher jailed for abuse (not an SES school)

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:31 pm
by Eyesopened ... =154596848

A former boarding school head convicted of abusing boy pupils during the 1970s and 1980s has been handed a 21-year jail term.

Derek Slade, 61, of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, had been convicted of more than 50 offences.

A jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting and beating 12 boys aged between eight and 13 between 1978 and 1983 following at trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Jurors heard that Slade ran St George's private school, which was initially based in Wicklewood, Norfolk, then moved to Great Finborough, Suffolk, in 1980.

Prosecutors said Slade hit boys with a slipper, a table tennis bat and his bare hand then ordered youngsters to write about "whackings I have had".

Slade was arrested after former pupils complained two years ago. One victim said he had never told his parents what had happened, while another described Slade's assaults as "reigns of terror".

He had admitted assault, indecent assault and child pornography offences. He denied other allegations of assault and indecent assault, but was found guilty.

Slade admitted being a paedophile and told jurors that there was a sexual motive behind the corporal punishment he inflicted.

But he denied more serious sexual assaults, including prosecution allegations that he hosted "midnight feasts" where boys would be abused.

Re: Ex-headteacher jailed for abuse (not an SES school)

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:52 pm
by Eyesopened
Sorry, I've just realised Justice has posted about this earlier.
Daffy, please could you remove this or paste it as a reply beneath Justice's post, whichever you think best? Thanks.

Re: Ex-headteacher jailed for abuse (not an SES school)

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:19 am
by morrigan
Not totally relevant to your post, but a bit of relevance; the "Pope" is coming to England and Scotland soon and we are wondering how he's going to meet with abused youngsters, abused by "priests". And there are going to be performances by the "pope" and those working with him - loud music etc etc, and there are also going to be demonstraters against him and Roman Catholicism which is also by some people against any religion... many of the abusers have not been jailed, mainly because they were doing it usually many years ago and many have since died. But it was hidden that they were abusing when they were. :silly:

Re: Ex-headteacher jailed for abuse (not an SES school)

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:21 pm
by Mikew
was he an SES teacher?