AND ANOTHER NONCE PERSON AT A BOARDING SCHOOL

Languages teacher at notorious private boarding school becomes the
third member of its staff to be jailed for sexually abusing boys

  • Gerard Singer, 69, was jailed for 21 years at Ipswich Crown Court
  • Offences
    took place at St George’s School, based in Wicklewood, Norfolk, and
    later in Great Finborough, Suffolk, between 1979 and 1981
  • Victims at time were all boys below the age of 13, some as young as nine 
  • Headmaster Derek Slade was jailed in 2010 for sexually abusing 12 boys
Teacher Gerard Singer, 69, was jailed for 21 years after being found guilty of 27 sexual abuse offences which took place at the now defunct St George's School

Teacher Gerard Singer, 69, was jailed
for 21 years after being found guilty of 27 sexual abuse offences which
took place at the now defunct St George’s School
A
teacher who sexually abused young boys at a notorious private boarding
school has become the third member of its staff to be jailed.
Languages
teacher Gerard Singer, 69, was jailed for 21 years after being found
guilty of 27 sexual abuse charges at Ipswich Crown Court today.
The
offences, which relate to eight vulnerable victims, took place between
1979 and 1981 at the now defunct St George’s School located initially at
Wicklewood, Norfolk and then in Great Finborough, Suffolk.
His victims at the time were all boys below the age of 13, with some as young as nine.
Suffolk
Police began an investigation in 2009 after ex-pupils came forward and
said they had been abused during their time at the school.
Headmaster Derek Slade was jailed for 21 years in 2010 for sexually abusing 12 boys.
Maths
teacher Alan Brigden, who now suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was
jailed for five years in 2012 after admitting 14 sex crimes against two
boys.  
Singer,
from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, was extradited from France in December
2015 before he was charged and put on trial in June this year.
He
committed 16 counts of indecent assault, two count of gross indecency
with a boy under 14, three counts of buggery, five counts of incitement
to commit gross indecency and one count of assault with intent to commit
buggery.
Speaking
after the sentencing of Singer, one victim said: ‘Teachers including Mr
Singer tainted my childhood which has affected my life over the past 35
years.
‘Mr Singer’s selfish and self-indulgent actions have made me question everything in the years since he abused my trust.
Singer was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court today. The offences, which relate to eight vulnerable victims, took place between 1979 and 1981

Singer was sentenced at Ipswich Crown
Court today. The offences, which relate to eight vulnerable victims,
took place between 1979 and 1981
‘Only
now after 35 years since this abuse happened to me do I feel the weight
lifted from my shoulders and able to move on with my life without
having to look over my shoulder or be judged over something that was out
of my control.’ 
Another of Singer’s victims spoke of how the school failed him on every level.
He
said: ‘The regime was intimidating, frightening and cruel. This made me
particularly vulnerable to any act of kindness shown to me by an adult.
‘Gerard
Singer took advantage of this and systematically showered me with
gifts, and kindness in order to win my trust. Today it is called
grooming.
‘As
a result of this he interfered with me sexually. I was one of the lucky
ones. I found a way to extract myself from the difficult situation I
found myself in.
‘As
I’ve got older I have revisited my St Georges days and spent time
reflecting on what occurred there. I blamed my parents for a long time.
This led to me having a very tenuous relationship with both my mother
and father.
‘I
have repaired the relationship with my mother but unfortunately my Dad
passed away before I was able to do the same with him.’
Detective
Constable, Karen Crowther said: ‘This trial has brought to a close one
of the longest child sex abuse investigations carried out by Suffolk
Police.
‘I would personally like to thank all those that gave evidence in this matter for their patience and the trust they put in us. 
‘I
hope that now these matters have been dealt with it will help them to
deal with the awful events that took place at St George’s school.
‘They
should feel very proud that they have helped to bring to justice a man
who has been a sexual predator and a risk to young boys for more than
three decades.’
Another
teacher Alan Williams, 59, killed himself after being arrested on
suspicion of sex assaults at St George’s, when it was at Great
Finborough.  

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