Friday 20 October 2017

British volunteer arrested in India for alleged sexual abuse of blind boys

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 54-year-old British man has been arrested in India for allegedly sexually abusing three blind students at a school.

The man had been volunteering at the school in New Delhi run by the National Association for the Blind.

Police said on Tuesday that they had been contacted by school authorities after the boys complained about the abuse.

The school told police that Ward had been associated with the school for nine years, initially as a donor and later as a volunteer teacher.

Following his arrest the Briton appeared before a judge after his arrest and was ordered to be held in police custody while investigations continued.

The man, from Gloucestershire, had been working with a technology company in the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon until April.

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