Child Abuse: FOUR former staff from Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex charged

Four former teachers at a leading independent school have been charged with a catalogue of historical sexual offences dating back nearly 40 years.

The men, who taught at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, were told on Wednesday that they had been charged.

The alleged attacks on 15 suspected victims, both male and female, took place between 1980 and 1996, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Gary Dobbie, 66, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of attempted indecent assault on a male and three of indecent assault on a female.

James Husband, 67, faces four counts of rape and five of indecent assault on a female.

Peter Webb, 74, is charged with six counts of indecent assault on a male.

Ajaz Karim, 62, has been charged with nine counts of indecent assault on a female and one of attempted indecent assault on a female.

Jayne Cioffi, senior crown prosecutor in the CPS South East Rape and Serious Sexual Offences team, said the men will appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on August 9.

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