For­mer teacher guilty of pupil as­sault

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A DIS­GRACED for­mer maths teacher in­de­cently as­saulted a fe­male stu­dent at North­wood School.

An­thony John Pryor, of Pin­ner, was found guilty of one count of in­de­cent as­sault at Isle­worth Crown Court on Fri­day Novem­ber 11 after a four­day trial.

The 73-year-old avoided an im­me­di­ate jail term after he was given a six month prison sen­tence, sus­pended for 18 months, and will be on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for seven years.

He has been or­dered to pay costs of £1,200.

In the 1980s, when Pryor was a maths teacher at North­wood School in Pin­ner Road, North­wood, he in­de­cently as­saulted the vic­tim who was a teenager. The crime was not re­ported to the Metropoli­tan Po­lice un­til 2014, when an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was launched by of­fi­cers from the Child Abuse In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team in Hilling­don and Eal­ing.

North­wood, formerly known as Pot­ter Street, is a com­pre­hen­sive school for stu­dents aged 11 to 18 near North­wood Hills sta­tion.

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