Ex-Caldicott school teaching assistant on sex charges

A former teaching assistant has been charged with sexual offences, dating back to 1979, against two boys at a Buckinghamshire school. John Addrison, 52, of Datchet Road, Slough, Berkshire, worked at Caldicott Preparatory School in Farnham Royal.

He has been charged with three counts of indecent assault on a child under 16 and one count of gross indecency with a child under 14. He has been bailed to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates' ourt on 15 May. The offences are alleged to have been committed between 1979 and 1981. Police said their investigation is continuing and if anyone has information or concerns relevant to the inquiry should contact Det Sgt Joe Banfield. Peter Wright, the abusive headteacher of aldicott, kept his job until 1993. Five victims spoke out against him, and he was charged with 13 counts of sexual abuse and three counts of gross indecency. court case was eventually stayed because of a legal technicality. Martin arson, the science teacher who abused lastair Rolfe, the third victim, was forced out of Caldicott after his abuse of pupils came to light. He went on to teach for a further 21 years, until he was tracked down in 2001. arson pleaded guilty to multiple charges, some of which now carry a maximum sentence of life. He was jailed for two years, and served 12 months. We are currently maikng investigations in to the new allegations. If you can assist please contact us in the strictest of confidence. Charles Derham crd@verisona.com 02392492472


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