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Tyrone Murray Castles jailed for 25 years over abuse at Glebe House School, Hunstanton

Former teacher Dr Tyrone Murray Castles has been given a 25-year jail term for the sexual abuse of young boys while working at Glebe House School in Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Posted on 21 September 2021

Castles, aged 59, of Dockray, Penrith was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday, 17 September, 2021.

He admitted indecent assault offences against boys aged under 14 years and two serious sexual offences against one boy. The offences were reportedly committed in the late 1980s and early 1990s while Castles taught at Glebe House.

The Eastern Daily Press reported that Judge Andrew Shaw said on sentencing: “For nearly all your married life you have been concealing a lie. You have been concealing a monster."

The Cumberland News and Star reported that victim impact statements read to the court included one from a former boarder who was abused from the ages nine to 11. He said: “Not a day goes by without me thinking of what Tyrone did. There is a constant black cloud hanging over me.”

Alison Millar is head of Leigh Day abuse team and has many years of experience bringing legal claims on behalf of such survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Alison said:

“The lifelong damage inflicted on children by paedophiles such as Tyrone Castles is sadly very familiar to us from the clients we work with. Their stories are painful and traumatic, but their courage in speaking out about the sexual abuse they endured, as in this case, may result in their abuser being brought to justice.”

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Alison Millar works in the human rights department at Leigh Day, where she is the Head of Abuse claims

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