Gordon Fleming, a retired primary school teacher has admitted sexually abusing 24 pupils aged under 13 in the 1970s & 80s.
Fleming, 66, committed the sexual assaults over a 5 year period while teaching at primary schools in North Wales. Fleming is awaiting sentence in May 2017.
Fleming originally faced 61 charges but admitted 1 charge in relation to each of his female victims who are now aged in their late 40s.
Judge Geraint Walters told him “You have admitted systematically sexually abusing no less than 24 young girls who were in your trust at the time. This represents a serious breach of trust for a school teacher abusing so many young girls. There will be a significant prison sentence, there is no avoiding that.”
Judge Walters ordered Fleming to register as a sex offender immediately and remanded him in custody, pending sentence given the seriousness of his crimes.
The Court also heard that Fleming was jailed for 3 years at Chester Crown Court in 1992 for 9 charges of a similar nature whilst he was headmaster at a village school near Welshpool, North Wales.
The charges for which Fleming currently awaits sentence, relate to an earlier time when he was teaching at another primary school in North Wales following an enquiry by Dyfed Powys Police.
Following an appeal by officers, 24 women came forward who had been taught by Fleming at the school between 1976 and 1981.
Farleys Solicitors have been instructed to act on behalf of victims and will present claims against the Local Authority as a result of the abuse suffered by them, which has had a significant impact on their lives.
Claims will be presented against the Local Authority as they are legally responsible for the actions of the teacher.
Whilst we realise that this will never rectify past events, pursuing a claim can often help to ensure that our clients finally bring a sense of closure to their ordeals and provide valuable resources to fund any medical treatment.
If you or your loved one have been a victim of sexual abuse by Gordon Fleming, we would welcome hearing from you. We appreciate that it is often difficult to talk about what has happened, and our team of compassionate solicitors are available to support you through this traumatic period.
I specialises in abuse work can be contacted in the strictest of confidence to discuss by telephone on 0330 134 6430 or alternatively you can email me.