Christ’s Hospital School: Rape accused ‘vasectomy comment’

A teacher at a top Sussex boarding school told a 15-year-old girl he’d had a vasectomy before he raped her, a court has heard.

James Husband, a history teacher at Christ’s Hospital School in the 1990s, was reported to the school chaplain but no action was taken, the jury was told.

Mr Husband allegedly told the girl: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy.”

He and co-defendant Gary Dobbie, ex-head of house at the Horsham school, both deny sexually abusing eight pupils over 13 years at Hove Crown Court.

Prosecuting, Eloise Marshall said victims believed the teachers would “laugh” together about their exploits.

She said: “Both the men knew each other and there is some evidence to suggest that they discussed what they were doing.”

BBC News