Roger Thorne

Primary School Teacher Roger Thorne Found Guilty of Sexual Offences

Roger Thorne, a retired primary school teacher, of Clifton, was convicted in 2005 and 2021 in relation to sexual offences against children.

The offences, of which he was convicted in 2021, concerned assaults which took place in the late 1980s and early 1990s, over a five year period. The offences were committed at Scotholme Primary School in Hyson Green, Nottingham.

What were the sexual offences Roger Thorne was accused of?

He was convicted, in 2021, of four counts of indecent assault. Each count concerned multiple occasions of assaults against each of the two girls.

When was Roger Thorne Found Guilty?

Although he denied the allegations, Roger Thorne was convicted in July 2021.

He had previously been convicted of 9 sexual offences in 2005. Those sexual offences were committed at another school in Nottingham

What jail sentence was Roger Thorne given?

On Friday 30 July 2021, Roger Thorne was handed down a custodial sentence of five and a half years.

What did the Police  say?

Detective Sergeant Lee Kirk, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thorne is a predatory sex offender who used his privileged position as a school teacher to abuse two young girls in his care.

“His actions represented an appalling abuse of trust and have had a significant impact on the lives of his victims.

“It is thanks to their courage and perseverance that Thorne has finally been brought to justice today and I would like to thank them both for bringing this abuse to our attention.

“As this case demonstrates it really doesn’t matter how long ago sexual abuse happened. What matters is that it happened at all.

“So if people come forward to us with historical allegations of this nature we will listen to them, we will investigate their complaints and we will do whatever it takes to get justice for them.”