The head of music at a leading public school went on trial yesterday accused of sex offences against a 12-year-old boy who “idolised him”.
Sean Farrell, 49, is said to have groomed and abused the child more than 30 years ago when he was working as a student teacher.
Since 2010, Mr Farrell has been the organist, choirmaster and head of music at Wellington College, Berkshire. He is a former pupil of Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic boarding school in North Yorkshire, and in 1985 and 1986 spent his gap year as a student music teacher at its prep school, Gilling Castle.
York crown court was told that as part of his duties Mr Farrell was assigned to coach the 12-year-old pupil, a highly talented…
Former staff member at Ampleforth College's junior school goes on trial accused of abusing pupil Megi Rychlikova 28th November 2017