Monks Park School
Christopher Flavin, 63, an ex-teacher at Bristol’s Monks Park School has pleaded guilty to sexual offences against a child and jailed for more than four and a half years. Sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday 24th November he was found guilty of eight counts of indecent assaults on a boy under 16.
Flavin who taught art at the school for 23 years until 2003 was charged with the offences before he fled to Spain. He was located and arrested in Spain in May this year after police had to obtain a European Arrest Warrant to extradite him back to the UK.
Detective Stephen Shallcross said: “Not only has Flavin committed these horrific crimes against a child, he then failed to return to the UK in order to evade punishment for them. Flavin abused his position of trust as a teacher for his own sexual gratification. The victim suffered greatly at the time and has since continued to suffer the after effects of such crimes. This case highlights our resolve in locating these types of offenders and bringing them to justice.”
This is not the first time Flavin has been jailed for sexual offences against children. He was jailed in 2007 for similar crimes.
Deborah Corcoran, abuse solicitor at Simpson Millar who is acting for Flavin’s victim has praised the bravery of her client and urges any other victims to come forward in confidence. She said: “My client was abused for a period of four years between the years of 1984 and 1988 when he was just 10 years old. I am asking for any further victims or witnesses to come forward with information they might have in connection with Christopher Flavin.
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