August 2017

Sussex abuse teacher gets more jail time

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A retired teacher twice jailed for historic sex assaults on boys has been sentenced for three further offences.

Christopher Robin Jarvis, 74, admitted three charges of gross indecency against a boy in the 1960s at Lewes Crown Court.

The victim was a pupil at St Peters Preparatory School in Seaford, where he was a teacher. It closed in 1982.

Jarvis, who is already in custody, was jailed for eight months for each offence to run concurrently.

In December 2013, Jarvis, formerly of Dukes Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, was jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to 14 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency against other boys between 1964 and 1976.

In December 2015, he was sentenced to four years, to be served concurrently to his initial sentence, for two further offences against two pupils at the same school.

He was also jailed for 21 months for four further counts against the same boys, also to be served concurrently to his initial sentence.

Jarvis is in prison serving his previous sentences and is a registered sex offender for life.

December 2015

Jailed paedophile teacher sentenced for more offences

A RETIRED teacher who was jailed for grooming and sexually abusing young boys at a private school has been sentenced for further offences.

Christopher Jarvis, 72, who tempted youngsters at the now-defunct St Peter’s Preparatory School in Seaford with chocolate before assaulting them in his room was sent to prison for eight years in December 2013.

Last week he appeared at Lewes Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to six more offences against other boys at the same school

Two offences were against one boy and four were against the other boy.

He was sentenced to four years imprisonment for two of the offences, to be served concurrently to his existing sentence, and to 21 months for the remaining four counts, also to be served simultaneously.

This means he will not serve any extra time in addition to his original eight-year sentence.

At the 2013 sentencing, Judge Guy Anthony described his actions as a “gross breach of trust” and told how his victims had struggled with “life-long problems”.

He said: “Sadly it shows that there were two sides to your character and sadly it’s the darker side that brings you here today.”

 Jarvis, of Dukes Drive, Eastbourne, taught at the school – whose alumni include Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Falklands hero Colonel Herbert Jones – between 1962 and 1980.

Jarvis targeted ten boys aged ten to 14 up until 1976 before joining Bede’s Prep School, in Eastbourne, in 1982.

He remained at the exclusive independent school until allegations about his conduct at St Peter’s came to light in October 2012.

A spokeswoman for Bede’s previously told The Argus he was suspended immediately and shortly after his employment was terminated.

She added there was no suggestion of wrongdoing at the school.

St Peter’s Preparatory School closed in 1982.

The two new victims came forward during 2014 and 2015 respectively, having learned from media coverage about Jarvis’s eight year sentence.

Jailed teacher found guilty of further child sex offences

 

A retired teacher who was jailed in 2013 for a series of historic sexual crimes has been found guilty of six further offences.

Christopher Robin Jarvis was sentenced to eight years in prison on December 16, 2013 after pleading guilty to 14 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency while teaching at the old St Peters Preparatory School in Seaford.

On Monday (December 7), Mr Jarvis, who was known to many as Robin, appeared at Lewes Crown Court to be sentenced for an additional six charges relating to offences at the same school.

The 72-year-old was sentenced to four years imprisonment for two of the charges, to be served concurrent to his existing sentence, and 21 months for the remaining four counts, also to be served simultaneously.

This means he will not serve any extra time on top of his original eight-year sentence.

The offences were all committed over a period of time between 1964 and 1976 when Mr Jarvis was a teacher at the school in Seaford, with his victims all pupils at the school.

Following the closure of St Peters in 1982, Jarvis went on to teach at Bede’s School in Eastbourne, although there is no evidence to suggest any further assaults during this time.

Jarvis was first arrested on November, 5 2012 after one of the victims contacted Sussex Police for the first time in late October 2012.

That resulted in further victims coming forward and Jarvis was charged when he answered his police bail on June 3, 2013.

December 2013

Former teacher jailed for sexual abuse on boys

A retired teacher who admitted 14 sex offences against boys at a former school in East Sussex has been jailed for eight years.

Christopher Robin Jarvis, 70, of Eastbourne, had previously pleaded guilty to a number of counts of indecent assault and gross indecency.

The offences took place between 1964 and 1977 at St Peter’s Preparatory School, Seaford, which closed in 1982.

Jarvis was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on Monday.

Judge Guy Anthony told him: “Sadly it shows that there were two sides to your character and sadly it’s the darker side that brings you here today.”

Det Con Hannah Elmer, of Sussex Police, said: “During his time there he targeted young and vulnerable boys who were powerless to say no to him.

‘Distressing case’

“He systemically groomed each of his victims, becoming someone who they liked and trusted. He was then able to use this, and his position as a teacher, to his advantage by getting the boys on their own and sexually abusing them.

“This was a complex and distressing case during which each victim showed great courage in coming forward and re-living events which had occurred many years before.

“Thanks to their strength we have been able to investigate this to a positive outcome and have provided many others with some form of closure. This investigation shows that all such incidents, no matter how historic, can be investigated and justice served.”

Jarvis was charged following allegations made in October 2012.

He taught at St Peter’s, which was an independent school for boys, between 1962 and 1982.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was a pupil at St Peter’s in his youth.

November 2013

Retired teacher admits sex abuse

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A retired teacher has admitted 10 sex offences against boys at a former school in Sussex.

Christopher Robin Jarvis, 69, of Eastbourne, pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to six counts of indecent assault and four of gross indecency.

The offences took place between 1966 and 1977 at St Peter’s Preparatory School, in Seaford.

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St Peter’s, which was an independent boys’ Preparatory school for boys, ran from 1903 until it closed in 1982. Jarvis will be sentenced on 13 December.

He denied 14 other sex offences which the judge said would lie on file.

Jarvis was charged following allegations made in October 2012.

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