Christ’s Hospital School: Teachers guilty of sex abuse

Gary Dobbie and James Husband face jail as number of ex-staff convicted reaches five

A former teacher at a top boarding school in West Sussex has been found guilty of raping a 15-year-old pupil.

James Husband, 68, of Wigginton in York, was also convicted of five charges of indecent assault on the girl at Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham.

The school’s former head of house, Gary Dobbie, 66, was convicted of 15 counts involving multiple offences against six boys and two girls as young as 12.

Hove Crown Court heard the abuse took place between 1990 and 2001.

Jurors were told that Husband had told the girl: “It’s OK, I’ve had a vasectomy,” before raping her.

Both men were friends and used to laugh together about their exploits with the boarding school students.

They are yet to be sentenced.

Three other former members of staff at the school were previously convicted after police investigated complaints made by 22 former students.

Peter Webb and Peter Burr were both jailed after admitting committing offences at the school between the 1960s and 1980s.

Sports coach Ajaz Karim was found guilty in April of assaulting six girls between 1985 and 1993 and is due to be sentenced in August.

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