October 2006

Ex-housemaster loses abuse appeal

An ex-school housemaster jailed for 12 sexual offences against boys in his care has failed in a bid to have his 14-year prison sentence reduced.

Andrew Duncan, 66, from North Road, in Portslade, East Sussex, was convicted in January of abusing the youngsters during the late 1980s.

He was sentenced in April for eight serious sexual offences and four charges of indecent assault.

Duncan’s appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

A jury at Lewes Crown Court found him not guilty in January of one other attempted sexual offence. 

April 2006

Ex-housemaster jailed for abuse

An ex-school housemaster is beginning a 14-year jail sentence for abusing boys who were in his care in the late 1980s.

Andrew Duncan, 66, of North Road, Portslade, East Sussex, was convicted of eight serious sexual offences and four charges of indecent assault.

The jury at Lewes Crown Court found him not guilty in January of another attempted sexual offence.

Duncan was also ordered to sign on to the sex offenders’ register for the rest of his life.

Judge Anthony Nibblett told him on Monday the consequences of his actions were incalculable.

Following the trial, police said his victims had got “the justice they deserve” after nearly 20 years.