Abuse at Sherborne Prep in the 1990s: report reveals full horror

Uncovered: boy’s disturbing complaint of abuser ‘wearing a wig and smelling of cigars’ that prompted failed police probe

A recovered 25-year-old report reveals a sickening list of concerns raised by boarding pupils at a school run by a man later described as a “fixated paedophile”.

A report released from council archives last week documents deeply troubling behaviour by now-disgraced head Robin Lindsay.

It includes accounts of him interfering with male boarding students and how he tried to dismiss a pupil’s allegation of indecent assault as a dream.

Following a Freedom of Information request by this website, Dorset County Council has released the report of an inspection carried out by its social services department in 1993.

But a second report, carried out in 1997, said to be “damning in the extreme”, has been either lost or destroyed, the council said.

The inspection was carried out between February 8, 1993 and March 8 the same year, with the inspectors raising a number of serious concerns.

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