Vicar Cleared in School Sex Abuse Trial Banned from Teaching for Life

By Nicola Woolcock
The Times
June 11, 2015

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A vicar who worked as a primary school teacher has been struck off for life by a misconduct panel for allegedly repeatedly sexually abusing pupils while they read to him in front of the class.

James Wilson was cleared in a court case in 2010 of fondling young children while working as a teacher in the 1970s and 80s.

However yesterday the teachers’ professional conduct panel claimed that he had assaulted five children aged seven and eight, in a “calculated” manner, while teaching at Pennycross Primary School in Plymouth. The criminal case against him needed to be proved beyond all...








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