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Lancashire teacher Kerry Dale jailed for abusing pupil

Kerry Dale, a teacher at Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, has been sent to prison for seven years after being convicted of abusing a pupil from 2000 to 2002.

Dale was convicted last week at Preston Crown Court of three counts of indecent assault and two counts of inciting a girl under 16 to commit an act of gross indecency, all of which related to a pupil at Gleburn Sports College, where Dale taught.

Detective Sergeant Karen Harrison, from Lancashire Constabulary’s rape and serious sexual offences team, said that the survivor of the abuse ‘had shown incredible bravery’ throughout the criminal process.

I know from my clients’ experiences in similar situations that the criminal process can be incredibly difficult and stressful. I hope that she now has the support – personal and professional – in order to move forward, heal and find closure.

A civil claim for compensation can enable survivors to access funding for therapy and losses as a result of abuse they have experienced. Anyone who has suffered abuse in a school setting can contact me directly for free, no-obligation, advice about their rights.

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