Child Abuse in Schools

Care Worker Raymond Longley Guilty of Indecent Sexual Assaults

Raymond Longley, of Back Lane, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, was a care worker at Stubton Hall School, near Grantham. He worked at the school between 1982 and 1997. Stubton Hall School was primarily a boarding school for children with special educational needs. The school opened in 1952 as a boy’s school before eventually allowing both boys and girls in 1982.

Predominantly it was a boarding school, but it did have a mixture of boarder and day students, as well as children residing at the school but studying elsewhere.  The school was a local authority maintained special educational needs school, under the watch of Lincolnshire County Council. Longley was head of care for the first two years he was at the school and lived in a flat on campus with his wife. He was the main overnight carer for children who boarded at the school. The school closed in 2003. The current owners of the school are not connected to the police enquiry.

Complaint and Investigation

The sexual assaults were investigated following a complaint by a former pupil of the school in 2016. The investigation by Lincolnshire police found evidence of sexual offences by Raymond Longley and David Taylor, the latter being deputy headmaster at the school.

What Sexual Offences was Raymond Longley accused of and when did the  trial take place?

Raymond Longley appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on 2 October 2020, when he pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault on a girl. His case went to Lincoln Crown Court and following a two-week trial which concluded on 19 July 2021, Raymond Longley was found guilty of four counts of indecent assault on a girl. The offences related to 3 victim survivors.

What Sexual Offences was Raymond Longley convicted of?

Raymond Longley was found guilty of four counts of indecent assault.

What Sentence was Raymond Longley given for being found guilty of sexual assault?

At Lincoln Crown Court, Raymond Longley was handed down a custodial sentence, being sent to prison for 4 years.

What did the Police  say after the trial of Raymond Longley?

Det Supt Richard Hatton of Lincolnshire Police, said: "I want to pay tribute to the victims and witnesses whose evidence has brought these two men to face justice.

"The courage to come forward and be prepared to give evidence in court should never be underestimated.

“We have completed a detailed and through investigation but this was only possible because of the evidence given by others. I want to pay tribute to the victims and witnesses whose evidence has brought these two men to face justice.”


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