Former teacher, Nicholas Brooks, jailed for of sexual abuse of pupil at school
A former teacher has been jailed after sexually abusing a pupil on school grounds.
Nicholas Brooks, 71, was convicted of four counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of abuse of trust to incite sexual activity with a minor.
Brooks abused his position of trust as a teacher at Meoncross School in Hampshire to abuse a female student at the school, in his car and home from 2008- 2011.
Brooks was sentenced to three years in a prison for his crimes. The school may now face civil claims.
Historic child sexual abuse is still sexual abuse and survivors are entitled not only to report their crimes to police but also to seek compensation from the individual perpetrators and institutions if the perpetrator was their employee.
The survivor of Brooks’s abuse has shown commendable bravery to have reported the abuse and persevered through the criminal trial.
A criminal trial reflects the severity of Brooks’s wrongdoing. Now, survivors can also consider bringing a civil claim for the abuse.
A civil claim can provide survivors of abuse with compensation to help them rebuild their lives. Often times, a criminal trial is emotionally and mentally difficult for survivors, particularly when perpetrators plead not guilty and they have to endure a full trial and cross-examination. In civil claims for compensation, the focus shifts onto the survivors and acknowledging how they have been affected.
I represent victims of abuse in claims for compensation to hold individuals and institutions accountable for the harm caused to them. I act solely for survivors.
I would be happy to speak to anyone who was a victim of abuse by Brooks and who has questions about whether they are entitled to compensation. You can contact me directly and receive free, no obligation advice about your rights.