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Jailed music teacher admits further child sex abuse

Jailed music teacher admits further child sex abuse

Friday 14 June 2019

Jailed music teacher admits further child sex abuse

A former music teacher currently behind bars for sexually abusing schoolchildren has admitted further indecent assaults on four young boys.

Christopher Roy Bacon appeared in the Royal Court this morning, where he pleaded ‘guilty’ to five offences against boys aged between 11 and 14 committed during the late 1970s and early 1980s

Advocate Adam Harrison entered pleas on behalf of the 76-year-old, which related to sexual abuse at St Helier Boys School and D’Hautree School, as the school was later called, between 1 September 1978 and 4 June 1983.

Bacon, who is currently serving his five-and-a-half-year prison sentence at La Moye Prison, was formally remanded in custody by Lieutenant-Bailiff Jurat Antony Olsen and will now be sentenced for the latest offences on 8 October.

Crown Advocate Richard Pedley told the Court that Bacon’s sentencing would not take place until October in order that, as far as possible, the same members of the Court who sat to pass sentence two years ago could consider the additional offences that he now admits.

Two years ago, the Royal Court heard that although Bacon was originally cautioned at St. Saviour’s Parish Hall in 1985 after incriminating graffiti was found at his school, the case against him was not re-opened until 2015 when a victim came forward to make a formal complaint.

The subsequent police investigation into historic abuse led to charges of sexual assault against six former pupils.

Although Bacon denied those assaults, he was convicted by a jury in 2016 and sentenced by the Royal Court to five-and-a-half years’ imprisonment and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

He will now be sentenced again by the Superior Number – a panel that only assembles for the most serious offences – on 8 October for the offences that he admitted this morning. 

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