Former teacher Terence Peter Back has been convicted of the indecent assault of three former pupils

A former teacher has been convicted of the indecent assault of three former pupils.

Terence Peter Back, 71 of Bexhill on Sea, Sussex was found guilty on Thursday, 2 June, at Isleworth Crown Court of indecent assault of a girl who was aged seven, a boy age 11 and another girl aged 11 at the time.

He was found not guilty of a count of gross indecency against a female aged seven years.

Back was a former teacher at Whitehall Junior School in Uxbridge and Kingsway Junior School in Watford.

An investigation was launched in 2013 when a former female pupil of Whitehall Junior School made an allegation to police concerning her former teacher, Terence Peter Back.

She alleged gross indecency and indecent assault.

The offences dated back to 1974.

Back was interviewed under caution by police on 2 May 2013. He denied the offences. A further witness, another female pupil, was traced and provided a witness account.

Enquiries led police to attend Kingsway Junior School, in Garston, Watford. A further two victims were identified and traced who provided information to police. Offences at this school dated back to the early 1980s.

The information given to police by the witnesses and pupils gave similar accounts of Back’s activities.

Back was arrested and interviewed in relation to these allegations on 28 April 2014 and 27 June 2014. He was charged on 8 September 2015.

Back will be sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Thursday, 30 June.

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