Mr Timothy Bleach sexually abused 11 girls, which were pupils at the Weymouth Junior School in Bordon, Hampshire where he taught, between 1973 and 1980.The girls were aged between 8-11 years old.
The offences included a broad range of sexual offences up to and including the rape of two of these young girls. For more than 40 years they have had to live with what Mr Timothy Bleach did to them when they were children, as he managed to evade justice.
His offending did not stop there. He left the UK and took up a teaching position in a trust school in Africa, where he continued offending by sexually assaulting a young female pupil.
Martyn Booth, Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex said: “Timothy Bleach is a dangerous man who used his position of trust and authority over those girls to isolate, groom and ultimately sexually abuse them. He abused that position of trust in the most abhorrent way to seek his own sexual gratification. Every one of those young girls together with their parent could and should have expected that Timothy Bleach would educate them, care for them, and put their welfare above all other considerations.”
The jury returned guilty verdicts in relation to 56 of the 62 charges brought against him on 14th December 2016. After all these years, Justice has finally caught up with Timothy Bleach.
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