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Man, 79, sentenced for historic child sexual offences at boarding school in Iver

| December 22, 2014

Police Light - 2014-03-22

A 79 year old man has been sentenced to eight years and four months’ imprisonment after being convicted of historic sexual offences against four children who were in his care between during the 1970s and 1980s at a boarding school in Iver.

The man, formerly of Mole Road, Sindlesham, was sentenced on Monday 22nd December 2014 at Aylesbury Crown Court. He pleaded guilty at the same court on Monday 15th September 2014 to nine counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 years and five counts of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14 years.

The offences took place against four victims aged between six and nine-years-old, at Dromenagh School, Seven Hills Road, which subsequently closed in 1996. The man was a house parent at the school.

Investigating officer, Det Con Jo Dolder of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit at Aylesbury police station said: ‘While this sentence will never change what happened to the victims, I hope it gives them a resolution after all of these years and a sense that [the man] has now faced the consequences of his actions.

It has taken the victims, who were young vulnerable boys at the time of the offences, a great deal of courage to come forward.

I hope this sentence today sends out a message to all victims of sexual offences that Thames Valley Police takes all reports of this nature seriously and we will do everything we can to ensure offenders face justice.

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