April 2017

Former Dorset deputy head jailed for indecently assaulting pupil

A former Weymouth deputy head has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of indecently assaulting a pupil in the 1990s.

David Akers, 61, of Waddon in Weymouth, was found guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court of three counts of indecent assault following a nine-day trial.

He was found not guilty of three other counts of indecent assault.

Akers was also told he would be on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The court heard that Akers was employed as deputy headteacher at Budmouth School at the time of the offences, which date back to the 1990s.

The court heard he befriended his victim, who was under the age of 16 at the time, before assaulting her.

The offences came to light when she told her partner and her friends in 2015.