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#460244 - 02/07/14 12:33 AM Headmaster in jailed for abusing boys
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Originally Posted By: BBC

Roland Peter Wright, 83, of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, abused boys aged between eight and 13 at Caldicott Preparatory School from 1959 to 1970.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26073155

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#460768 - 02/15/14 03:36 AM Re: Headmaster in jailed for abusing boys [Re: pufferfish]
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 17
Loc: Europe

Well found pufferfish - I am now going to attempt to link up a few things about this particular conviction.

It is one of a number that originally started with a complaint against Wright by a former pupil in 2001. That pupil was me. For various reasons it took 12 years to get him to court (Don't ask!).

But he was not the only perpetrator of abuse at the school - other convictions include Martin Carson in 2003, Hugh Henry 2012, John Addrison 2012, and Peter Wright 2013. Another man had he lived, George Hill the Deputy head when Wright was the Head, committed suicide but had he been alive would have been charged. A further man, David Geddes, was charged with multiple offences, and acquitted at his retrial, the first having a hung jury.

As you can see a shoal of perpetrators operated at this school.

Here is an important link so Male Survivor does not hyperventilate at the names I have posted here :

http://blog.cps.gov.uk/2013/12/former-he...xual-abuse.html

Another mentioning Geddes:

http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/yournh...sitem?id=270056

Two days before his sentencing, which was to be held with Wright's, Hugh Henry committed suicide: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paedophile-hugh-henry-killed-train-3115240


Why this detail? Well the foundation of these events has for sometime been on this site under 'Chosen' on 'Books Music and Films'. Chosen is an RTS and BAFTA award winning feature documentary. Here the moderator Chase Eric, provides his opinion of it : http://www.malesurvivor.org/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=457140

And here is just one of the many positive reviews by the doyen of TV critics, and it sends a warning to potential veiwers :

http://chosen.org.uk/assets/docs/guardian_review.pdf

The documentary pulls no punches and is available in the link below, but please be sure to donate as the producers politely request. Had it not been for them it would never have been made. It is a very absorbing and detailed film that explores the architecture of institutional child abuse and its long-term effects.

Both the film and the Times reports of the trial are available from the link below :-

http://truevisiontv.com/films/details/97/chosen

Be sure to scroll down this link to see all the information and to gain access to the documentary.




Edited by Syfer (02/15/14 03:36 AM)

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