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Fifth Teacher Convicted For Sex Abuse at St Paul’s School

Patrick Marshall, a former teacher at St Paul’s School has been found guilty of 24 counts of indecent assault against nine boys and teenagers, and one count of indecency with a child. He was jailed for 18 years.

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Marshall is the third teacher of St Paul’s School to be convicted in Operation Winthorpe, a Metropolitan Police investigation into sex abuse at the private school. A number of the boys targeted by Marshall were members of a school rowing club which he coached.

I am currently instructed by a client who was abused by David Sansom-Mallet a teacher at St Paul’s Prep School.  Sansom-Mallet was convicted of eight charges in relation to our client in November 2016.

Today’s terrible news reveals the extent of abuse at St Paul’s, with Marshall now the fifth member of staff at the school to be convicted of child sex offences.

Police are urging any further survivors of abuse from St Paul’s School to come forward.

Samson-Mallet was found guilty of abusing four children. Michael Ellis was jailed for eight years for two indecent assaults against two boys and admitted four counts of possessing indecent images of children. Keith Perry and Anthony Fuggle were previously given suspended jail sentences. Thomas Laessing was sacked and banned from teaching for life last year for sending inappropriate messages to young girls.

Southwark Crown Court heard Marshall’s attacks took place between 1969 and 1981. During this time, he taught at the Windsor Grammar School in Berkshire prior to St Paul’s School in Barnes, south-west London.

Police are urging any further survivors of abuse from St Paul’s School to come forward.


Kim Harrison is Slater and Gordon’s national co-ordinator for human rights and an abuse specialist.

Slater and Gordon have the UK’s most experienced team of abuse lawyers and are currently representing over 800 survivors of abuse.

We offer a free and completely confidential consultation to anyone affected by sexual abuse. Call us anytime 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

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