Jail term was just, say po­lice

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JOSH JACK­MAN

TREVOR BOLTON was jailed af­ter a two-week trial in which a jury found him guilty of abus­ing eight boys aged 11 to 15 at the now-closed Carmel Col­lege.

Bolton was con­victed of 25 counts and jailed for 10 years for se­ri­ous sex­ual of­fences, six years for 16 counts of in­de­cent as­sault on a boy un­der 16, and a fur­ther three years for six counts of in­de­cency with a child.The sen­tences will run con­sec­u­tively, giv­ing a max­i­mum of 19 years.

The length of the jail term “re­flects the sever­ity of Bolton’s crimes”, said De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Tr­ish Coyne of Ox­ford­shire Po­lice.

“While the of­fences took place some time ago, and de­spite the fact Bolton’s eight vic­tims are suc­cess­ful in­di­vid­u­als, ev­ery one of them has ad­mit­ted the of­fences had an im­pact on them well into their adult lives. They have waited a long time to see jus­tice be done.” Adrian Fos­ter, the area’s Chief Crown Pros­e­cu­tor, said: “He abused his po­si­tion of trust and took ad­van­tage of his sta­tus. It is only due to the great courage of the vic­tims that the de­spi­ca­ble be­hav­iour of this man has been ex­posed.”

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