Non-recent sexual offence charges against four former teachers at Sussex school

13/07/2017

Jayne Cioffi from the CPS said: "On 12 July, four men, all former teachers at Christ's Hospital School in Horsham, West Sussex, were informed that they have been charged with non-recent sexual offences.

"Having carefully considered the evidence in this case, we have concluded that in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest  to prosecute each man as follows:

"Gary Dobbie, 66, is charged with seven counts of indecent assault on a male, one count of attempted indecent assault on a male and three of indecent assault on a female.

"James Husband, 67, is charged with five counts of indecent assault on a female and four of rape.

"Ajaz Karim, 62, is charged with nine counts of indecent assault on a female and one of attempted indecent assault on a female.

"Peter Webb, 74, is charged with six counts of indecent assault on a male.

"The charges relate to a total of 14 complainants.

"They will appear at Crawley Magistratesí Court on 9 August in relation to these charges.

"As the criminal proceedings against these individuals are now live, the Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that they have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice ongoing proceedings."