An ex-teacher of Garston has been convicted of indecent assault of three pupils has been jailed.

An ex-teacher of Garston has been convicted of indecent assault of three  pupils has been jailed.

Former teacher at west London and Watford schools convicted of the indecent assault of three ex pupils.


Terence Peter Back, 71, of Bexhill on Sea, Sussex was found guilty on Thursday, 2 June, at Isleworth Crown Court of indecent assault of a girl who was aged seven, a boy age 11 and another girl aged 11 at the time. Has now been Jailed for 13 years.


Enquiries led police to attend Kingsway Junior School, in Garston, Watford. A further two victims were identified and traced who provided information to police. Offences at this school dated back to the early 1980s.


Back was a former teacher at Whitehall Junior School in Uxbridge and Kingsway Junior School in Watford.


An investigation commenced in 2013 when a former female pupil of Whitehall Junior School made an allegation to police concerning her former teacher, Terence Peter Back. The offences she alleged amounted to gross indecency and indecent assault, which dated back to 1974.


Back was interviewed under caution by police in May 2013. He denied the offences. A further witness, another female pupil, was traced and provided a witness account.
The information given by the witnesses and pupils all gave similar accounts of Back's activities.

Back was then arrested in relation to these allegations on 28 April 2014 and 27 June 2014.

Following an interview, he was charged in September 2015.


Detective Constable Emma MacDonald of the Met's Child Abuse Investigation Team said:

"This was a lengthy enquiry and the Crown Prosecution Service authorised numerous charges against Back. Pupils of Back's years apart who did not know each other and who attended different schools, miles apart, had similarities in the accounts of events.


The witnesess have shown such bravery reliving painful memories to the team and at court.

"Giving evidence can be very daunting but witnesses are supported throughout the process. Even though these types of cases can take some time, police will persevere and try to bring the offender to court so justice is done.


"I hope that Back's conviction will help ease the painful memories of his victims."

Back was found not guilty of a count of gross indecency against a female aged seven years.


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