Former Eastbourne Teacher Sentenced For Further Sex Offences

Thursday 17th August 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Robin Jarvis

A retired teacher from Eastbourne, already jailed twice for a series of historic sex assaults on young boys at a long-closed school in Seaford, has been sentenced for three further offences against another young boy at the school.

Yesterday (16 August), Christopher Robin Jarvis, now 74, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court to eight months for each offence, to run concurrently, having previously pleaded guilty to the three offences of gross indecency against a boy then aged between 11 and 13 between 1966 and 1969 while he was a teacher at St Peters Preparatory School in Seaford which closed in 1982. 

He is already a registered sex offender for life, as he had previously been sentenced to eight years imprisonment on 16 December 2013, after pleading guilty to 14 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency against other boys at the school between 1964 and 1976. Prior to this sentence, he had been living at Dukes Drive, Eastbourne.
On 7 December 2015 Jarvis was sentenced to four years imprisonment, to be served concurrently with his initial 2013 sentence, for two further offences against two pupils at the same school, and to 21 months for four further counts against the same two boys, also to be served concurrently to his initial sentence. Those two new victims came forward during 2014 and 2015 respectively, having learned from media coverage about Jarvis's eight-year sentence.

He is still in prison serving sentencing for the first and second set of offences

The latest victim came forward separately in September 2016.

Detective Constable Gary Baker said, "It was clear that this victim of Jarvis had kept the memory of the distressing events to himself for some forty years and more, and we were able to help him achieve a measure of justice all this time later.

"It shows once again that alongside our equally important commitment to help and safeguard victims of offences happening here and now, we will still take seriously reports of all such offences, no matter how long ago they are said to have happened."

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