Eric Fewings, 68, is on trial at Hull Crown Court accused of sexually abusing a pupil when he was a RE teacher at David Lister School. Allegations have been made for five counts of indecent assault against the same pupil more than 40 years ago.
Fewings is accused of grooming and sexually assaulting the girl in the 1970s. Fewings denies all the allegations made against him and states that there was never any sexual contact between him and the victim.
The victim only reported the abuse after a “chance meeting” with Fewings in a concert recently. The victim told the police that she approached Fewings and told him her first name and asked if he recognised her. Fewings is reported to have remembered her maiden name and said “you were one of my favourites.”
The victim then states that she replied “yeah, that was the problem, wasn’t it?” Fewings then told her he was “sorry about that.”
The victim told the court that Fewings began grooming her by giving her little jobs to do. The victim told the court that she was flattered by the attention from him, and he then took advantage of that and began assaulting her at school. The victim described how he drove her to a small secluded place and his behaviour became more serious.
The trial continues and is expected to conclude this week.
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