Former Deddington teacher sentenced for historic child sex offences

The scales of justice

The scales of justice

A former headmaster has been sentenced to a custodial sentence imprisonment today after being convicted of a string of sexual offences against children in Oxfordshire.

William Duxbury appeared at Oxford Magistrates Court where he was sentenced to five years in prison.

He was convicted of 12 counts of indecency with a child and four counts of indecent assault at the same court last Friday.

The offences took place during in the 1980s while Mr Duxbury was a teacher at Deddington primary school.

Former pupils had raised the alarm of the historic abuse last year and the police served a summons to Mr Duxbury in relation to the offences in January.

The charges relate to 10 victims, who were involved in abuse instigated by Duxbury when they were at the school.

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