Former music teacher jailed for multiple sexual assaults against eight boys
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.