Man admits to sexually assaulting four children
A 78-YEAR-OLD man will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to sex offences against four children who were in his care between 1978 and 1987 at a boarding school.
Gifford Hugh Jones pleaded guilty at Aylesbury Crown Court to nine counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 years and five counts of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14 years.
The offences took place in the 1970s and 1980s against four victims aged between six and nine years old, at Dromenagh School, in Seven Hills Road, Iver, which closed down in 1996.
Jones was a house parent at the school.
Investigating officer Det Con Jo Dolder of the child abuse investigation unit at Aylesbury police station said: “The victims were young, vulnerable boys in the care of Jones when he committed these offences against them.
“It has taken great courage for them to come forward to bring him to justice after so much time has passed, but his admission of guilt will, I hope, make it feel worthwhile for them, knowing their abuser will finally face the consequence of his actions.”
Jones has been remanded in custody to be sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on October 30. Jones’ address was withheld due to legal reasons.