Malcolm Woodcock, ex-Shiplake College Teacher, sentenced for Historic Abuse

May 28th, 2019

Malcolm Woodcock, former teacher at Oxfordshire’s prestigious Shiplake College, has been sentenced to a three and half year custodial sentence for indecent assault on a student during the 1970s.

Woodcock, 76, pleaded not guilty to all 8 counts of indecent assault on a minor.

The court heard how the victim of the abuse was assaulted both on the grounds of the school, and also other locations.

Jurors in Oxford’s Crown Court found Woodcock guilty on all counts by unanimous decision.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Karen Zoldan noted that Woodcock was in “a position of trust which he abused by indecently assaulting his victim”.

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