Former Lincoln teacher admits sexually abusing young boys

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A former teacher at Lincoln Cathedral School was warned he faces jail after admitting charges of sexually abusing six young boys.

Roy Griffiths, who taught at the school in the 1960s was arrested as part of an investigation into historical complaints of sexual abuse involving clergy and teachers employed by the Church of England’s Lincoln Diocese.

Griffiths, now 82 and living in Sherborne, Dorset, was due to stand trial in front of a jury at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday, April 3.

But he changed his pleas and admitted six charges of indecent assault. The charges relate to offences between January 1963 and July 1970 and involve six different boys.

Judge Simon Hirst adjourned sentence for the preparation of a report and Griffiths was granted bail to appear back in court on April 20.

The judge ordered Griffiths to be placed on the sex offenders register and told him: “You have pleaded guilty to serious offences committed at a time when you had a high degree of trust placed in you.

“I am prepared to adjourn for the preparation of a report but a custodial sentence is almost inevitable in your case.

“I don’t want you leaving here today thinking it is anything other than immediate custody despite your age, your pleas and the time that has elapsed since.”