November 2016

Teacher convicted of grooming three school girls for porn fuelled sex-fest and romp on wife’s wedding dress


A TEACHER who had slept with a student on his wife’s wedding dress during an all-night “sex fest” is facing jail.

Music master Simon Ball, 42 of Greenwich has been convicted of grooming three girls, aged 13 to 16, before abusing them at a boarding school.

He bedded one victim in a chapel and in his bedroom before having sex on his wife’s bridal gown on the floor of his spare room.

As the grooming continued he would “sneak” into her house and have sex in her bedroom with her parents asleep upstairs.

Today a jury found Ball guilty of four counts of engaging in sexual activity while in a position of trust and he faces jail.

A jury is still deliberating over a further four counts of abuse against the victims, now all adults, from their time as pupils at a boarding school.

During his trial Peterborough Crown Court heard one victim had a “sex fest” with the teacher after watching pornography at his house.

She told police: “I remember him putting pornography on while we were in the living room and it was just like, it was just a sex fest. It was sex all night.

“There was a time, I think it was that night and this is going to make me feel and sound awful.

“He asked me to have sex on his wife’s wedding dress and we did. He got it out and he laid it on the floor and we had sex on top of it and he put it back in the cupboard.”

The girl, who was convinced she loved Ball, continued: “I just remember the whole way through the relationship I hated his wife. I absolutely hated her.”

The victim also told how she was “jealous” when he started foreplay with her pal then joined in with a threesome when he beckoned.

His then wife told the court how her husband had asked her to lie to police and tell them she’d thrown away her dress.

She also said how the couple split up after she came across a text from one of his students when she had gone back to the house and found his phone on the side.

Ball left the school amid a probe into his conduct but he was given a positive reference and got a job at a Cambridgeshire school only to be suspended following fresh claims.

Ball was found guilty of four counts of engaging in sexual activity while in a position of trust.

He had previously admitted five counts of sexual activity by a person in a position of trust, plus five similar offences at his previous school and four indecent assaults.

The jury has yet to reach a verdict on four counts of indecent assault and a further count of engaging in sexual activity while in a position of trust between 2001 and 2004.