March 2021

Huddersfield teacher sentenced for sexually assaulting young pupils

A former teacher from Huddersfield has been given a suspended sentence for sexually assaulting two of his pupils in the 1980s.

David Allen, 62, of Occupation Road, sexually assaulted the two boys, who were eight and nine years old at the time, on the school premises.

He was given a two-year-sentence, suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court, on Tuesday (March 16).

The two victims contacted Nottinghamshire Police to report indecent assaults when they were pupils at an unnamed primary school in the county.

One of the victims was one of Allen’s pupils and was escorted out of the classroom to be indecently assaulted.

During the course of the initial investigation, a second victim of Allen’s also complained about him.

The second victim was aged nine years old and the offences against him occurred in the school playground

The victims were at the same school at the same time.

Allen was interviewed by officers after the two Nottinghamshire victims contacted the police independently in September 2019 and February 2020.

Allen pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault on a child under the age of 14 years and, as well as the suspended sentence, must now sign the Sex Offenders’ Register. He has been banned from working with children.