High school teacher charged with sexual assault

| 18/11/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The police have revealed that another teacher in the government school system has been under investigation for some nine months for sexually abusing students at John Gray High School. The 41-year-old man was suspended in February, police revealed Wednesday, and arrested in March but he had been bailed until last week when he was charged with three counts of sexual assault. The man appeared in court yesterday but he cannot be identified as a result of a court order and there is no information in the public domain about how many underage students are involved.

The reports of the indecent assault were referred to police in February by a child protection officer at John Gray High School, an RCIPS spokesperson said today, adding that an investigation was  then launched by the Family Support Unit. The teacher was arrested on 10 March and bailed. Following yesterday’s appearance in Summary Court he was bailed again to return on 1 December.

This is the third government school teacher in less than 18 months to be charged with sex-related offences on students. James Delroy, a drama teacher, was convicted in April following his arrest last summer, while a 19-year-old school teacher’s aide from Bodden Town was charged in June with several counts of indecent assault on girls ranging from just six to ten years old.

His case is currently moving through the court system. He appeared in court last week but the case was adjourned in anticipation of a psychiatric report and the local man remains on bail.

On Tuesday Delroy James, who had received a three-year jail term for gross indecency and sexual assault on three students, saw his sentence reduced to two years by the Court of Appeal, paving the way for his release shortly and deportation to Jamaica.

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