Another case of alleged schoolteacher abuse hits the national headlines
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The latest story in the news about alleged schoolteacher abuse concerns the case of a former deputy head of a school in Falmouth, Cornwall which is currently ongoing in Truro Crown Court. The schoolteacher, who is now in his 70s, denies all the charges against him.
He is alleged to have groomed girls under the age of 16 into committing sexual acts with him. The girls, now adults, allege that he helped them to start with but this help and attention took a sinister turn into indecent assaults and acts of gross indecency. He denies the allegations and the trial continues.
As well as being criminal acts such allegations if proven can also lead to civil court proceedings against the abuser themselves or their employer for compensation.
Partner and specialist abuse lawyer Liz Duncan, who is from Cornwall herself, represents many people who have suffered schoolteacher abuse. She says:
“Schoolteacher abuse can have a fundamental impact on a young person’s life and education. Many of my clients do not reach their full potential as a result of the abuse they have suffered. They can have lifelong struggles with authority which hampers their careers and happiness.”
Liz, who operates a free legal helpline, urges abuse survivors to reach out for support:
“If you were sexually exploited by a teacher when you were younger then seeing cases like this in the news can be profoundly difficult and is likely to trigger distressing memories and emotions. It is therefore important that you seek specialist support.”
If you have been affected sexual abuse at the hands of a teacher please do get in touch with Elizabeth to discuss your options in confidence. Contact our free helpline on FREEPHONE 0333 888 0445 or send an email to her at [email protected]