Man gets six-figure compensation for Moray school sexual abuse

Man gets six-figure compensation for Moray school sexual abuse

May 26, 2022 by BBC News - Scotland

Key Facts

  • Image caption, John Findlay suffered abuse when he was aged 12 A man who was sexually assaulted by a teacher at a boarding school in Moray has been awarded a six-figure payout.
  • Gordonstoun previously offered "a very sincere apology to anyone who has suffered abuse either at Gordonstoun or Aberlour House" Principal Lisa Kerr told the inquiry in October that she apologised "unreservedly for the fact [children] were failed by Gordonstoun and those charged with their care".
  • Mr Findlay told BBC Scotland he hoped the settlement would encourage other victims of abuse to come forward despite the passage of time.
  • Image source, Walkers Shortbread Image caption, Aberlour House was considered to be a prep school for Gordonstoun School Last year Mr Findlay - who waived his right to anonymity - told the inquiry that an English teacher gave him what he thought was medicine when he needed painkillers, and soon after the man came into his dormitory, sexually abused him and took photographs.

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