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Man sentenced for non-recent child sex offences - Worcestershire

Following a West Mercia Police investigation, a former Worcestershire school teacher has today (Wednesday 1 May) been convicted of non-recent child sex offences.

Paul Stevens, aged 60 of Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, North Wales was found guilty at Worcester Crown Court today.Paul Stevens Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window
Paul Stevens

He was convicted of ten charges of indecent assault on a child and five charges of indecency with a child. 

The offences took place between 1982-1991 against three male victims, whilst Stevens was working as a teacher at a school in Worcestershire.

He has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 5 July 2019.

Following today's outcome, Detective Inspector Mark Walters from West Mercia Police said: "Paul Stevens held a position of trust as a teacher, a position he abused in the worst way possible by preying on vulnerable children.

"I would like to pay tribute to the victims who came forward and gave evidence against him. Thanks to their bravery, he has now been convicted of his appalling crimes and will face justice for his actions, and hopefully this will now give them some sense of closure.

"I hope this case reassures anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse, either non-recent or current, that West Mercia Police is committed to providing help and support to victims and bringing offenders to justice. Police will thoroughly investigate, no matter when the abuse took place. There is help and support out there, so please don't suffer in silence."

Anyone who is a victim of any sexual assault and feels they may need support can contact West Mercia's Victim Advice Line. It is a free, independent and confidential support service. People can call 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk and do not have to have reported the offence to the police.

Issued: 5.05pm, Wednesday 1 May, HCB, Corporate Communications

Published 01/05/19