Teenage boys at school in India seek sex-abuse compensation
Eight boys who allege they were sexually abused by an English head teacher at an Indian school are seeking compensation from three defendants - including Leicester’s Lord Mayor Abdul Osman.
The Official Solicitor has instructed lawyers to pursue the claims on behalf of former pupils of Anglo-Kutchi Medium School in Gujarat, where Derek Slade was the head teacher.
In 2010 Slade was given a 21-year jail term for sexually and physically abusing boy pupils during the late 1970s and early 1980s at a school in Suffolk.
He became involved in the funding and building of Anglo-Kutchi in 2001, and became the school’s headmaster - and the eight teenagers all allege that he abused them.
The teenage boys are claiming compensation from three defendants who they say owed them a duty of care because they ran the school and employed Slade.
The case is being brought against Mr Osman, Derek Sawyer, former leader of Islington Borough Council and former chairman of the London Regional Courts Board, and the charity Help a Poor Child, which supported the school.