Martin Haigh former staff at Ashdown House School sentenced to 12 years for sex offences

A former teacher has been jailed for 12 years for 11 sex offences against boys at a boarding school and possession of indecent images of children.

Martin Haigh was teaching at Ashdown House School, in East Sussex, in the 1970s, when he committed the crimes.

The 67-year-old, of Lavender Street, Brighton, was convicted of four offences against two boys, following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.

At a previous hearing he admitted seven other offences against two other boys.

Haigh was sentenced to a total of 11 years for the sexual offences and an additional one year for the possession of indecent images, which he also admitted

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