October 2018

Former music teacher jailed for multiple sexual assaults against eight boys

PIC: APEX 17/10/2018 A former music teacher has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sexual offences committed against eight boys. Paul Dowbekin, 67, pleaded guilty to 14 offences committed against eight boys who were all under-14 at the time. The assaults took place between 2000 and 2010, according to Avon and Somerset police in locations including his classroom, home address and at hotels during school trips abroad. The 67-year-old from Nunney, Somerset who during his career taught at schools across the south of England was jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months following a hearing at Taunton Crown Court. Investigating officer DC Vicki Edwards said: "Dowbekin is every parent's worst nightmare - he carried out abhorrent attacks on children left in his care. "Under the guise of improving their breathing during singing lessons he would ask his victims to lie down and close their eyes. He'd then sexually assault them as they lay innocently on the floor. "On other occasions, he'd abuse his victims while claiming to be assisting them with their posture or after massaging their hands and legs. "There is no doubt in my mind that he's a danger to young boys and deserves to be behind bars." SEE STORY BY APEX NEWS - 01392 823144 ---------------------------------------------------- APEX NEWS AND PICTURES NEWS DESK: 01392 823144 PICTURE DESK: 01392 823145

A man from Nunney has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sexual offences committed against eight boys.

Paul Dowbekin, 67, pleaded guilty to 14 offences committed against eight boys who were all under-14 at the time.

The assaults took place between 2000 and 2010

He attacked them in his classroom, his home and at hotels during school trips, grooming the children with sweets and claiming they needed extra singing lessons where he would make them lie on the floor and touch them.

The 67-year-old, who during his career taught at schools across the south of England, was jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months following a hearing at Taunton Crown Court.

PIC: APEX 17/10/2018 A former music teacher has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sexual offences committed against eight boys. Paul Dowbekin, 67, pleaded guilty to 14 offences committed against eight boys who were all under-14 at the time. The assaults took place between 2000 and 2010, according to Avon and Somerset police in locations including his classroom, home address and at hotels during school trips abroad. The 67-year-old from Nunney, Somerset who during his career taught at schools across the south of England was jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months following a hearing at Taunton Crown Court. Investigating officer DC Vicki Edwards said: "Dowbekin is every parent's worst nightmare - he carried out abhorrent attacks on children left in his care. "Under the guise of improving their breathing during singing lessons he would ask his victims to lie down and close their eyes. He'd then sexually assault them as they lay innocently on the floor. "On other occasions, he'd abuse his victims while claiming to be assisting them with their posture or after massaging their hands and legs. "There is no doubt in my mind that he's a danger to young boys and deserves to be behind bars." SEE STORY BY APEX NEWS - 01392 823144 ---------------------------------------------------- APEX NEWS AND PICTURES NEWS DESK: 01392 823144 PICTURE DESK: 01392 823145