Croydon teacher groomed and sexually assaulted his pupils for years

A former Croydon teacher was jailed for 14 years after it was revealed he sexually assaulted boys for years.

Alan Kehoe, 53, was convicted at Inner London Crown Court on December 21 on four counts..

He was found guilty of one count of buggery with a boy under 16, one count of causing or inciting a boy under 16 to engage in sexual activity, one count of assaulting a boy under 13 by touching and one count of adult abuse of trust causing or inciting sexual activity with a boy.

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Kehoe did not appear in court for his trial and there is currently a warrant out for his arrest.

The offences occurred between 1994 and 1996.

At the time, Kehoe was a teacher at a school on Wellesley Road, Croydon.

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In July 2018, a victim reported that Kehoe had sexually assaulted them while they had attended the school.

South Area Safeguarding Team detectives launched an investigation and another victim was identified.

Witnesses were tracked down who provided further evidence of grooming.

The police later arrested and charged Kehoe.

Detective Constable Helen Smith said: “The victims in this case have been incredibly brave in coming forward and reporting the offences Kehoe committed against them.

“The evidence that they gave in court was pivotal in securing a significant custodial sentence and they should be commended for speaking out.”

Detective Smith continued: “There may be others who were abused by Kehoe who until now have not felt able to tell anyone. Please get in touch with us – we are here to listen to you and will take what you say incredibly seriously.

“Anyone responsible for carrying out these kind of crimes should face justice, no matter how much time has passed.”

Anyone who wishes to speak to the police should call 101 or report online.

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