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  1. ITV REPORT
  2. 6 August 2017 at 1:20pm

Teacher went on to abuse more children after he was dismissed by school

Photo: Nottinghamshire Police.

A former teacher serving more than 17 years in prison for sexually abusing pupils has been sentenced over the abuse of a further three victims.

Roger Caffrey was dismissed from Northgate Primary School, in Old Basford, over an allegation of inappropriate touching in the 1980s.

Police were notified, but there was insufficient evidence for a prosecution, leaving him free to move to a new teaching post of children at Westdale Primary School in Mapperley, where he would later go on to abuse three girls.

He was finally brought to justice for his crimes after his victims at Northgate came forward and gave evidence before a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.

During and after the trial, and following a number of appeals, more victims came forward, this time from Westdale Primary School.

He has now been served an additional ten month sentence to run consecutive to the sentence he is already serving for those new allegations.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC said:

“(Being dismissed from the school) was a very clear warning to you, which we now know you decided to ignore, what was not known then was that you had effectively conducted a campaign of abusing various of your pupils.”

“Having had that clear warning shot, you were extremely fortunate to gain employment as a junior school teacher at Westdale Primary School. It was not known at the trial last year, that there were girls of a similar age who had had similar experiences to those you abused at Northgate.”

“What did emerge at that trial is after your time at Westdale Primary School you raped a girl in her late teens”.

– JUDGE TIMOTHY SPENCER QC.

Caffrey, 72, admitted nine indecent assaults on three girls at Westdale Primary School when he appeared in court last month.

Caffrey was found guilty last February of three rape charges and 12 indecent assaults.

Judge Spencer had passed a total sentence of 17-and-a-half years on all charges and ordered Caffrey, previously of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, to sign the sex offenders’ register.

He was automatically barred from working with children.

Last updated Sun 6 Aug 2017
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