August 2018

Man jailed for indecent assault

A former teacher who sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl more than 30 years ago has been jailed.

Fred Edwards, 69, was found guilty and sentenced to three years at Leicester Crown Court today (Wednesday 8 August).

He had denied one count of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 but was found guilty following a trial.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The offence occurred in 1984 when Edwards, of Priory Drive, Fiskerton, Lincolnshire, was a teacher at a Leicestershire school.

His young victim was taking part in a camping trip when she was abused while away from her tent.