Jeremey Malim taught French at Brambletye Preparatory School from 1975 – 2002. He left the school after he was suspended following accusations of indecent assault in 2002.
Malim, who is now 73 years old, used his position to groom the boys who were aged between nine and thirteen at the time. The first victim was a boy who was abused between 1978 and 1979, the second was between 1977 and 1979, and the third from 1996 to 1999.
Malim would befriend the boys and single them out as his favourites. He would give the boys a lot of attention at first and this then turned into abuse.
Malim was found guilty of six charges of indecent assault after a trial was held at Hove Crown Court. He was sentenced to six years in prison by Judge Paul Tain, which included a five-year term for crimes against one boy, a one year term for another boy, and a total of six years from four charges against a third boy. He was found not guilty of two charges.
Malin was tried at Oxford Crown Court in 2003, but the case was dropped due the length of time that had passed since the abuse. Following the change in the law in 2014, more accusations from former pupils were brought to the attention to Sussex Police and a Police investigation was started.
Judge Tain said
“the victims were vulnerable and it was an almost classic case of abuse of trust involving grooming.”
Jordans Solicitors are representing victims of abuse by Malim.
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