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Former King’s Lynn teacher pleads guilty to ‘voyeur’ charge

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

Court news from the Lynn News, lynnnews.co.uk, @lynnnewscitizen on Twitter

A former drama teacher has pleaded guilty to voyeurism during a period in which he worked at a Lynn school.

Although Keith Raven committed his crime seven years ago, he was brought to justice only last week.

Education leaders yesterday maintained that they had alerted the authorities when concerns about Raven’s conduct were first brought to their attention. They also insisted the allegations only came to light at all after he had left his job in the town.

Raven, 51, was given a three-year community order when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to the offence at a hearing last month.

The court was told that Raven, now of Seagate Road, Hunstanton, had recorded a person carrying out a private act at a Lynn school between June 1, 2007, and January 1, 2008. It is also known that, between September 2002 and the end of 2007, he was employed as a drama teacher at the King Edward VII School (KES) in Lynn.

Headteacher Mike Douglass yesterday confirmed that Raven had been the school’s main drama teacher during that period.

He said that Raven was in charge of what he described as a “very small” department, in which only one other member of staff had taught the subject.

He stressed no concerns had been raised about Raven’s behaviour before he left the school at the end of the autumn term in December 2007.

On the timing of his departure, Mr Douglass said: “He had already made his decision to leave.”

He added that the school had itself reported the case to the police after concerns relating to Raven’s behaviour were raised.

He said: “We had some concerns about inappropriate contact post his leaving.”

“We co-operated fully with the police throughout their investigation.”

 

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