'Prolific' child sex offender handed 13 life sentences - The Evesham Observer

'Prolific' child sex offender handed 13 life sentences

Evesham Editorial 8th Feb, 2017   0

A FORMER Evesham teacher who admitted raping and sexually abusing boys aged between 10 and 15 has been given 13 life sentences.

Mark Frost, previously known as Andrew Tracey, pleaded guilty to 45 offences including rape, sexual assault and inciting sexual activity with a child under 13.

The 70-year-old will serve a minimum of 16 year behind bars and sentencing him at the Old Bailey,

Judge Mark Lucraft QC said: “It is clear you have an obsession with sexually abusing young boys with evidence of planning and grooming.”

He added Frost’s offending was ‘truly shocking’ and that he was someone who will continue to pose a risk to children.

The 70-year-old taught in England from the 1970s until the 1990s and was also involved with the scouts until 1991.

Frost worked at a number of schools in Worcestershire, including one in Evesham.

Kelly Alleyne, Child Protection Manager at the National Crime Agency said: “We know how difficult it can be for victims of non-recent sexual abuse to come forward or seek support.

“Since the guilty pleas entered by Mark Frost, we have had a number of referrals from individuals with information about him and enquiries are on-going.

“However, we believe there could be many more victims of Frost who have never come forward or spoken to anybody about what happened to them.

“I would like to encourage anyone who has any information about Mark Frost/ Andrew Tracey to contact the dedicated NSPCC telephone number that has been set up – 0800 328 0904.

“Trained staff, skilled in talking to and responding to victims of non-recent sexual abuse are available to offer support and act as a pathway for safeguarding services.

“Alternatively, local police forces have been briefed and are able to talk to anyone who has information about Frost/ Tracey via 101,” she added.


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