Former school teacher jailed for abusing pupils


A retired primary school teacher has been jailed for sexual offences against children he taught in the late 1970's and early 80's.

Gordon Fleming, 66, received a total of 10 years imprisonment when he was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court today, having previously pleading guilty to 48 offences. Those offences were in respect of his time as a teacher at Machynlleth Primary school and when he was Head teacher at Castell Caereinion.

Nicola Powell of the Crown Prosecution Service said: "Gordon Fleming hid behind his reputation as a well-respected teacher for decades, exploiting his positions of trust within the education system.

"He used his authority to fulfil his own sexual gratification."

Following the sentence Ms Powell added: "Thanks to the bravery of his victims in speaking out about his actions, he has been shown to be a perpetrator of repeated sexual abuse, and has finally been brought to justice."