Nottingham teacher’s jail sentence extended after admitting further sexual offences against pupils

Nottingham Crown Court

A former Nottingham junior school teacher, who is serving a 17-and-a-half year sentence for sexually abusing pupils, will be serving an additional ten months after admitting indecently assaulting three more victims.

Roger Caffrey, 72, previously of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, admitted nine charges of indecent assault on three victims when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 21 July, 2017. He was sentenced today (4 August), having now been convicted of offences against a total of ten victims.

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Some offences took place when he was Deputy Head at Northgate Primary School in Old Basford, Nottingham and in several cases the offences were committed during lesson time.

The victims, who came forward as a result of publicity following the original trial, were girls aged nine or ten-years-old at the time of the offences.

DC Rob Smith from Nottinghamshire Police’s Public Protection Department said: “Caffrey abused the position of trust he had as a teacher to subject these young girls to sexual abuse.

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“The victims showed incredible strength in coming forward to give evidence to the police and at least a guilty plea has saved them the additional trauma of having to repeat what happened to them before a court.

“It has been nearly five years since the first victim in this case contacted us and I’m pleased that Caffrey has finally admitted responsibility for what he has done.”

Caffrey was found guilty in February 2016 of nine counts of indecent assault relating to five girls under 14, five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape against one girl aged under 14 and one count of rape against a female over 16. The offences happened between 1978 and 1994.

He will now be serving 18 years and four months in total, which he started in February 2016. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and was automatically barred from work

An NSPCC spokesman said: “Caffrey carried out a sickening campaign of abuse against schoolchildren.

 

“He exploited vulnerable girls for his sexual gratification and with no regard for the consequences of his actions.

 

“But it is because of the bravery of the survivors in coming forward and reporting what had happened to them many years ago that justice is finally catching up with him.

 

“This shows that survivors of non-recent child sexual abuse will be listened to when they speak out.”

 

Anyone who is concerned about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000, while children can contact Childline for free and in confidence on 0800 1111 or via www.childline.org.uk.