Roger Caffrey – previously of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney

Ex-Mapperley teacher admits indecently assaulting pupils

Roger Caffrey is already serving 17 years for abusing pupils.

August 2017.

Nottingham teacher’s jail sentence extended after admitting further sexual offences against pupils.

A former Nottingham junior school teacher, who is serving a 17-and-a-half year sentence for sexually abusing pupils, will be serving an additional ten months after admitting indecently assaulting three more victims.

Roger Caffrey, 72, previously of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, admitted nine charges of indecent assault on three victims when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday 21 July, 2017. He was sentenced today (4 August), having now been convicted of offences against a total of ten victims.

Some offences took place when he was Deputy Head at Northgate Primary School in Old Basford, Nottingham and in several cases the offences were committed during lesson time.

The victims, who came forward as a result of publicity following the original trial, were girls aged nine or ten-years-old at the time of the offences.

DC Rob Smith from Nottinghamshire Police’s Public Protection Department said: “Caffrey abused the position of trust he had as a teacher to subject these young girls to sexual abuse.

“The victims showed incredible strength in coming forward to give evidence to the police and at least a guilty plea has saved them the additional trauma of having to repeat what happened to them before a court.

“It has been nearly five years since the first victim in this case contacted us and I’m pleased that Caffrey has finally admitted responsibility for what he has done.”

Caffrey was found guilty in February 2016 of nine counts of indecent assault relating to five girls under 14, five counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape against one girl aged under 14 and one count of rape against a female over 16. The offences happened between 1978 and 1994.

He will now be serving 18 years and four months in total, which he started in February 2016. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register and was automatically barred from work

An NSPCC spokesman said: “Caffrey carried out a sickening campaign of abuse against schoolchildren.

“He exploited vulnerable girls for his sexual gratification and with no regard for the consequences of his actions.

“But it is because of the bravery of the survivors in coming forward and reporting what had happened to them many years ago that justice is finally catching up with him.

“This shows that survivors of non-recent child sexual abuse will be listened to when they speak out.”

Anyone who is concerned about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000, while children can contact Childline for free and in confidence on 0800 1111 or via http://www.childline.org.uk.

Guilt…

An ex-teacher serving more than 17 years for sexually abusing pupils has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting three more victims.

Now aged 72, Roger Caffrey appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Friday (July 21) and admitted nine indecent assault on three girls.

Now retired, he was teaching at Westdale Primary School in Mapperley at the time of the new allegations.

The offences were on girls aged nine or ten years. Only one of the charges happened away from the school.

Caffrey was due to have a trial on the new allegations.

But he entered pleas to the charges dating back years.

He was told he will be sentenced on August 4.

Caffrey was found guilty last February of three rape charges and 12 indecent assaults.

Judge Timothy Spencer QC had passed a total sentence of 17-and-a-half years on all charges and ordered Caffrey, previously of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, to sign the sex offenders’ register. He was automatically barred from working with children.

“In my judgement, you enjoyed that power and exploited it shamelessly,” the judge had told him.

The court had heard how Caffrey put his hand up girls’ skirts as they read at his large desk at Northgate Primary School, in Old Basford, where he taught boys and girls.

He touched at least two girls in a store cupboard, his trial at Nottingham Crown Court was told.

Man left with serious head injury after assault in West Bridgford

The judge had said Caffrey held a particular “maligned power” over one of them.

Caffrey had asked her to stay behind, leaving her isolated and helpless.

He abused her when she was effectively trapped in the storeroom with him.

The popular teacher then repeatedly raped her at his Wollaton home, when her mother volunteered her for chores, the jury heard.

Caffrey, a former rugby player, struck again years later, raping a 19-year-old woman who visited his marital home in Stanton-on-the-Wolds.

The teenager was invited upstairs, pinned down on the martial bed, overpowered and raped, although he insisted the sex was consensual.

The judge said Caffrey had engineered a situation on the pretext of getting her to help him with chores again

He said Caffrey had deliberately targeted the victims, many of whom were in court to see him punished.

The judge concluded that Caffrey had calculated they were ripe for this sort of abuse and calculated, for various reasons, that they would not tell.

“The classroom and school was a place where they should have felt safe or secure. They must have felt anything but,” he had said.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/ex-mapperley-teacher-admits-indecently-228414

 

February 2016…

Former deputy head jailed for more than 17 years for indecent assaults on ex-pupils

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Judge Timothy Spencer, who sentenced the shamed 70-year-old former deputy head, said he must have enjoyed a sense of complete power over the girls he abused.

“In my judgement you enjoyed that power and exploited it shamelessly,” said the judge on Thursday afternoon.

The court had heard how Caffrey put his hand up girls’ skirts as they read at his large desk at North Gate Primary School, in Old Basford, where he previously taught boys and girls.

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He touched at least two girls in a store cupboard, his trial at Nottingham Crown Court was told.

One of those he held a particular “maligned power over”, said the judge.

Caffrey had asked her to stay behind, leaving her isolated and helpless.

He abused her when she was effectively trapped in the storeroom with him.

The popular teacher then repeatedly raped her at his Wollaton home, when her mother volunteered her for chores, the jury had heard.

Caffrey, a former well-built rugby player, was to strike again years later, raping a 19-year-old woman who visited his marital home in Stanton-on-the-Wolds.

The judge said once again Caffrey had engineered a situation on the pretext of helping him with chores.

The teenager was invited upstairs, pinned down on the martial bed, overpowered and raped – although he insisted later to police what happened was consensual.

The victim went to police 22 years ago but no charges were brought.

Judge Spencer said she was “let down” by the attitudes of society and the legal system.

Jurors heard how her case had remained forgotten until recently when more victims went to police.

“She was let down 20 years ago but, in my judgement, she has not been let down again,” said Judge Spencer.

He said Caffrey had deliberately targeted the victims, many who were in court to see him punished.

The judge concluded Caffrey had calculated they were ripe for this sort of abuse and calculated, for various reasons, they would not tell.

“The classroom and school was a place where they must have felt safe or secure, they must have felt anything but,” he stressed.

Caffrey, of Sandesquoy, Tankerness, Orkney, was found guilty of three rape charges and 12 indecent assaults, but was cleared on two indecent assault allegations.

The judge passed a total sentence of 17-and-a-half years on all charges and ordered Caffrey sign the sex offenders’ register. He is automatically barred from working with children.

The jury, who spent more than 24 hours deliberating over several days, made the unusual move of sending a note to the judge, which expressed their admiration for the victims who were clearly upset in court.

The letter ended: “We hope this verdict brings some closure to the victims.”

Judge Spencer thanked them for working assiduously and made them exempt from jury service for ten years.

 

http://www.nottinghampost.com/deputy-head-jailed-17-years-indecent-assaults-ex/story-28673240-detail/story.html#ixzz3zHMKw8Vc

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