Category: Child Abuse & Sexual Abuse Claims


Retired Groundsman Peter Weyman faces fresh historic sex abuse charges

A retired groundsman facing trial for sexually abusing and abducting a schoolboy in care during the 1990s has been charged with 20 further offences regarding another boy. 
Peter Weyman, aged 66, pleaded not guilty to child abduction and ten charges of indecency when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court last month. 
The charges relate to a boy aged under 13 who was a pupil at Chelfham Mill School, near Barnstaple, between 1992 and 1994.
Weyman, who lives in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, was accused of one count of abduction, five of indecent assault, and five of gross indecency.
Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned all the cases for a jury trial to be held at Exeter on September 11 this year and released Weyman on bail.
South Yorkshire police have now confirmed that Weyman has been charged with 20 counts of indecent assault on a boy under 16.
The offences are all believed to have occurred between 1984 to 1991 in the Rotherham area, a police spokesman added
Weyman has been bailed to appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on April 11.
Chelfham Mill School was a privately run boarding school for 40 boys with behavioural difficulties, aged seven to 18, until in closed last year following an Ofsted investigation.

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