St Benedict’s School for Boys in Reading, Berkshire was established as an Approved School in 1937. The school, run by the Brothers of the Christian School, catered for Roman Catholic boys aged between 15 and 17 at admission. From 1973, Brent London Borough Council ran the school as a Community Home with Education.
Many former members of staff have been convicted of child sexual offences committed when they worked at the School.
Father David Pearce,was sentenced to 8 years in prison in 2009 for abusing 5 boys in his care over a 36 year period of abuse.
Father Lawrence was convicted of 19 charges of rape and other sexual offences against 10 boys in 2017.
John Maestri admitted 5 indecent assaults against children in the 1980’s.
In 2010 John Skelton was convicted of indecent assaults against two victims in 1983.
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