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Former teacher Alston guilty of sexually assaulting 11 year old boy

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Aug 2015

Former teacher Richard Alston found guiltySouthwark Crown Court: Richard Alston, former special needs school teacher and long term partner of Peter Righton (one of the founders of the Paedophile Information Exchange aka PIE) has been found guilty of 2 sexual offences against a child. PIE was a notorious group set up in the 1970s which inter alia, campaigned to lower the age of consent . Alston abused his position of trust as a teacher, grooming an 11 year old pupil at the Cavendish School in Greenford such that he started visiting the flat Alston shared with Peter Righton. Here the boy was plied with alcohol and bought gifts of cigarettes and toys. Alston was found guilty on one count of indecent assault and one count of indecency, although had been charged with many more counts against the boy.

Alston is due to be sentenced on 28th September 2015.

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Tracey Emmott

Written by Tracey Emmott

Tracey Emmott is a solicitor with almost 20 years’ experience in personal injury law. Previously she was a partner of a regional firm in the Home Counties.