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venerdì 18 agosto 2017
Paedo primary school teacher raped 35 young pupils at 2 different schools
A FORMER Machynlleth primary school teacher has admitted indecently assaulting a further 11 young pupils.
Gordon Fleming, 66, had been jailed for three years in 1992 for similar offences involving young pupils at a school in Wales.
During hearings at Swansea Crown Court earlier this year he admitted sexually assaulting a further 24 girls under the age of 13 while he taught at the school they attended in north west Wales.
Last week, Fleming pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of 11 young girls at a third school, this time in mid Wales.
Fleming denied additional charges of indecent assault and three of raping the same young girl.
Those pleas were accepted by the prosecution.
The new charges, said Robin Rouch, prosecuting, dated back more than 30 years but had not been dealt with during the 1992 proceedings and had come to light much later.
Mr Rouch said the 11 pleas of guilty related to 11 different girls but involved “numerous” acts of indecency with each of them.
That included, said Mr Rouch, a confession of indecent assault in relation to the girl – now a woman – who had complained of being raped.
He said she had been consulted about his likely denials of rape.
In view of Fleming’s admissions now involving 35 victims at two different schools, the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to press for a trial on the rape charges.
Fleming, of The Mews, Burma Road, Park Hall, Oswestry, is being held in custody and will be sentenced on 15 September.
Dyfed Thomas, the barrister representing Fleming, said the defence did not require a pre-sentence report from a probation officer.
Judge Geraint Walters said that, at the sentencing hearing, he would have to determine whether Fleming was a dangerous offender as defined by law, which could affect the length of the prison sentence he will receive. Each of the offences, he added, could attract consecutive prison sentences and the question of totality would have to be dealt with.