Sarah Buckingham secures conviction on historical abuse teacher

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

Marcus Marcussen, a 91-year-old retired teacher who worked at Illmington Road Comprehensive School in Weoley Castle has been found guilty of 25 counts of indecent assault on boys.
 
A jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard that pupils were abused during and after PE lessons, and at a swimming club, when Marcussen worked at the school between 1945 and 1983.
 
The investigation began after one of the victims sought help after suffering a breakdown.
 
Sarah Buckingham, prosecuting, said he "hid behind a veneer of respectability".
 
Judge Nicholas Webb adjourned sentencing until Friday morning. 
 
Please click here to read articles reported by the Birmingham Mail and BBC News.
 
Please click here to view Sarah Buckingham’s profile. 

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