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Retired teacher in court accused of sex offences at Salisbury Cathedral School and Oakwood Preparatory School

Retired teacher Piers Le Cheminant has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting boys at the prestigious Salisbury Cathedral School.

Posted on 17 February 2021

Le Cheminant is accused over alleged incidents between 1965 and 1986, including at Oakwood Preparatory School in Chichester.

The 75-year-old, who lives in Newton Abbot, Devon, appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court via video-link on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

Le Cheminant is charged with a total of 15 offences of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14.

He entered no pleas and the case will next be heard at Portsmouth Crown Court on March 16.

The prosecution follows an investigation by detectives from the Sussex Police Complex Abuse Unit.

Salisbury Cathedral School is one of the oldest educational establishments in the world and was founded in 1091, reports Press Association.

Alison Millar leads Leigh Day’s abuse team and has handled many claims relating to alleged abuse in schools across the UK.

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