August 2018

‘There could be more victims’ – Pervert teacher jailed for abuse of girl 30 years ago

A depraved former teacher who preyed upon an eight-year-old girl during a school camping trip more than 30 years ago has been jailed for three years.

Police who caught Thomas Alfred Edwards, 69, of Priory Drive, Fiskerton, say there could be other victims out there who have not yet come forward.

Fred Edwards, as he is known, was found guilty and sentenced to three years at Leicester Crown Court on Wednesday, August 8.

He had denied one count of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 but was found guilty following a trial.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

The offence happened in 1984 when Edwards was a teacher at a Leicestershire school.

His young victim was taking part in a camping trip when she was abused while away from her tent.