Ex-teacher child abuse prosecution abandoned

A CHILD abuse prosecution against a former Raincliffe School religious education teacher has been dropped.

The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence against Stephen Douglas-Hogg, who lived in South Crescent Close, Filey.

The move followed a collapsed trial last October, and the Old Bailey was told there was no realistic prospect of conviction in relation to the evidence of three of the four alleged victims.

Douglas-Hogg, 52, is serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexual abuse of boys while working as a classics teacher at the world famous St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School in the 1980s. He was suspended from his role at Raincliffe at the end of 2006 when North Yorkshire County Council was notified about the criminal charges against him.