A school teacher, who is a British National, has recently been convicted at Kingston Crown Court in respect of sexual offences against two children at a school in the United Arab Emirates.

Amandeep Murria of Kangs Solicitors outlines the circumstances.

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The Circumstances | Kangs Sexual Offences Against Children Defence Solicitors

  • The teacher, who had taught at a school in the United Arab Emirates for a period in excess of fifteen years had faced allegations of sexual misconduct but these had been dismissed.
  • Upon returning to the UK, the teacher was arrested and allegations of sexual abuse of two children over a period of eight years were investigated by the National Crime Agency.
  • The teacher was charged with six counts of child sexual abuse under section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.        

The Relevant Law | Kangs International Sexual Offences Defence Solicitors

Section 72 Sexual Offences Act 2003 allows British nationals to be prosecuted in the UK for sexual abuse offences committed overseas. It states as follows:

Offences outside the United Kingdom

(1) If—

(a) a United Kingdom national does an act in a country outside the United Kingdom, and

(b) the act, if done in England and Wales … would constitute a sexual offence to which     this subsection applies,

the United Kingdom national is guilty in England and Wales of that sexual offence.

 (2) If—

(a) a United Kingdom resident does an act in a country outside the United Kingdom,

(b) the act constitutes an offence under the law in force in that country, and

(c) the act, if done in England and Wales, would constitute a sexual offence to which this subsection applies,

the United Kingdom resident is guilty in England and Wales of that sexual offence.

(3) If—

(a) a person does an act in a country outside the United Kingdom at a time when the person was not a United Kingdom national or a United Kingdom resident,

(b) the act constituted an offence under the law in force in that country,

(c) the act, if done in England and Wales, would have constituted a sexual offence to which this subsection applies, and

(d) the person meets the residence or nationality condition at the relevant time,

proceedings may be brought against the person in England and Wales for that sexual offence as if the person had done the act there.’

The Proceedings | Kangs Sexual Harm Prevention Orders Solicitors

Following conviction by a jury at Kingston Crown Court, the teacher was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of ten years, plus two years on licence and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order was also imposed.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Sexual Offences Defence Solicitors

If you are facing an investigation in respect of an allegation of a sexual offence of any nature, it is essential that you seek immediate expert legal advice.

Kangs Solicitors has a proven track record in successfully assisting clients accused or charged with sexual offences or those who seek to challenge ancillary orders that are imposed as part of the sentence for a variety of cases including sexual offences and harassment offences.

It is essential to instruct experienced solicitors to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Arrangements can be made to meet at any of our offices in Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Please feel free to contact our team through any of the following who will be happy to speak to you and guide you:

Amandeep Murria
amurria@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0161 817 5020 | 020 7936 6396

Helen Holder
hholder@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 0161 817 5020

Suki Randhawa
srandhawa@kangssolicitors.co.uk
0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396