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Man charged with non-recent sexual offences at Tylehurst School

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Police have charged a man with sexual offences involving two boys at an East Sussex school in the 1970s.  The men, who are now in their 50’s and 60’s, came forward to report the abuse, which happened when they were pupils at Tylehurst School, in Forest Row.

Raymond Langley, 75, of Clarendon Road in Hove, has been charged with four counts of buggery of a boy under 16, six counts of indecent assault, four counts of inciting a boy under the age of 14 to commit an act of gross indecency and one count of possession of a prohibited image of a child.

The offences are reported to have taken place between 1977 and 1979 when Raymond Langley, now aged 75, was the school bursar and housemaster.

He is due to appear in court on 10 July 2024.

Detective Constable Fiona Ashcroft said: “If you are a victim of sexual offences, no matter how long ago they took place, please report it to Sussex Police.

“The investigation into these allegations is ongoing. If you have any information that could help, please contact us online or via 101, quoting serial 472 of 23/09.”

David Hawkins, a specialist in non-recent sexual abuse compensation said ”If anyone has any information, or has been affected by this, then please speak to Sussex Police who will listen to you.  You can also speak to us, in complete confidence, and we can advise you as to your legal rights.”