July 2019

Ex-Horsham teacher sentenced for sex offence against pupil

A former teacher at Christs Hospital School, Horsham, has been sentenced to four years for a sexual offence against a pupil at the school 42 years ago.

Roger Martin, 83, retired, of Palgrave Road, Great Dunham, Kings Lynn, was convicted after an eight-day trial at Hove Crown Court, of committing an indecent assault on the 10-year-old boy pupil at the school between September and December 1976.

He will be a registered sex offender indefinitely.

The prosecution followed an investigation by officers from the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit after information was received for the first time in November 2017.