October 2019

Former Hull teacher sentenced for historical sexual offences

A former Hull teacher has today been sentenced to 15 months for historical sexual offences.

Kevin Shaw (55) of Perth Street in Hull was sentenced to 15 months for an indecent assault on a child who was a pupil at former Bransholme School for Boys in 1993. Kevin Shaw was working as a Geography teacher at the school when the offence took place.

The officer investigating the offence, Detective Constable Shaun Chambers, spoke after the court case concluded, “Kevin Shaw abused his position of authority and trust when he committed this indecent assault. A further two men were able to provide their witness statements to the court during the trial which increased the weight of evidence against Mr Shaw.

“I have a huge amount of admiration for the bravery of the victim in this case. He and the other two witnesses have had to relive their childhood experiences which must have been very difficult for them.

“The victim now wants to confine to history these memories and move on with his life knowing the offender has been brought to book for the offence.

“This type of investigation is always challenging as the time that has passed since the offence makes it more complex to gather evidence, but it also makes it very rewarding when we get a good result like this.

“I want to extend an opportunity to anyone who has experienced this type of historical offence that they can have the confidence in us to come and report their cases to us and we will consider their report sensitively and support them throughout any investigation.

“People can have complete confidence that their report will be taken seriously and acted upon.”

“Kevin Shaw will now have time to consider his actions and this should also serve as a reminder to all those who have committed similar offences in the past that time is now barrier to justice.”