Wednesday 26 July 2017

Teacher jailed for sex abuse

Rod Minchin in London

A pervert teacher nicknamed "touchy feely Walker" by students has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for a string of sex offences against pupils.

Disgraced ex-deputy head Philip Walker (61) used his position at two secondary schools in Somerset, England, to befriend, groom and abuse boys and girls over a 20-year period.

Bristol Crown Court heard that Walker's behaviour was reported to the schools' headteachers but the pupils were told not to tell tales.

Walker, who taught PE and drama, would use the cover of those lessons to get close to pupils.

Kerry Barker, prosecuting, said: "This was an insidious form of grooming and a blatant breach of trust."

Irish Independent

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