Geoffrey Perryman has appeared in Court again after being accused of further sexual offences involving more victims. Appearing via video link, Perryman pleaded guilty on 7th May 2019 at Exeter Magistrates Court. Sentencing will take place at Exeter Crown Court on 4th June 2019.
We currently represent victims of Perryman and have found that, in relation to these types of offences, it is not uncommon for more victims to come forward following the conviction and sentencing of perpetrators for the simple reason that they gain the confidence in knowing that they will be believed.
We will keep you updated as and when sentencing takes place.
The below blog was originally published on 16th October 2018
Former sports teacher, Geoffrey Perryman, now in his mid eighties was jailed for 32 months earlier this year after admitting offences committed in the 1960s and 70s while he was teaching at Exmouth Community College in Devon.
Perryman, who abused pupils during ‘sex lessons’ more than 40 years ago threatened to drop them from the football team if they did not comply, a court heard back in February 2018.
He pleaded guilty to three offences of indecency with a child and two of indecent assault over a 10 year period. He was sentenced to jail for 32 months.
The offending took place against boys aged 12 and under at the school where Perryman taught music and was the football coach.
Alongside the jail term, a sexual harm prevention order was imposed for ten years, and Perryman will have to sign the sex offender register for the rest of his life.
After the hearing investigating officer, Detective Rob Poole said: “The victims of these crimes have had to live with the consequences of these assaults for the past 40 to 50 years, one of whom has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence. This is an important reminder that such reports will always be taken seriously by the police and justice will be sought.”
We represent many victims who have been abused by former heads or school teachers and have witnessed the aftermaths that these types of offences can and do have on people. We understand and appreciate that making initial contact with us may be very difficult however we are keen to offer reassurances that our specialist team are experienced in these types of claims and will deal with all enquiries in a compassionate and confidential manner.
To speak to a member of our abuse team here at Farleys, please call our dedicated line on 0330 134 6430 or submit your enquiry online