Teacher who quizzed teen girls over sex is found dead
55-year-old in court days before
A senior teacher was found dead three days after being sentenced for quizzing under-age schoolgirls in West Lothian about their sex lives and making indecent remarks.
Kenneth Boal, 55, was put on probation for 18 months and added to the sex offenders’ register for the same period following his conviction.
Police were called to a house in the Bonaly area of Edinburgh last Friday night.
A force spokeswoman said his sudden death was unexplained but “not suspicious”.
Boal, who was a first offender and a wellregarded teacher, had appeared for sentencing at Livingston Sheriff Court after being found guilty at trial last month.
He had resigned from his £54,600-a-year post hours after being convicted of two offences of lewd and libidinous practices and behaviour against two girls.
Finding deputy head Boal guilty, a sheriff told him he had been “taking an unhealthy interest” in the two teenagers.
One of the girls said that Boal – who was in charge of child protection at a West Lothian secondary school – told her he was “getting excited” talking to her.
She heard him tell her: “I need to take a cold shower now.”
Last week Boal was ordered to carry out 220 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation of £1000 in respect of each victim.