Verisona Law instructed by former pupils of Aldro School - John Clark sentenced to 20 years for abuse on 4 individuals

John Clark has been sentenced to 20 years in jail after sexually abusing four pupils former music teacher who "insidiously weaved" his way into four pupils' lives has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of more than 20 sexual offences.

John Clark, 79, was on Thursday (October 29) found unanimously guilty of 24 counts of indecent assault and another of buggery at Aldro School in Shackleford between 1975 and 1981. Clark, now of hames rive in Melton Mowbray, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Friday (October 30) after failing to attend his conviction on Thursday on account of ill-health.

Addressing Clark, Judge Stephen Climie said: "The harm caused by your behaviour - it is severe psychological harm at the most extreme level.

"The four boys were particularly vulnerable, not just because of their ages, but also taking into account their personal circumstances being boarders in the school, which had a strong regimented aspect where the teachers were trusted and the child complied."

Having been contacted by individuals who allege that they were abused by Clark who werere not involved in the criminal proceedings, only goes to evidence that the conviction relates to those able to come forward who are seemingly just the 'tip of the iceberg'.

If you or a loved one have been subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


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