Catholic school teacher caught having sex with 10 boys and slapping their behinds

David Lowe 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

A catholic school teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after sexually assaulting at least 10 boys, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The retired teacher who worked at two leading faith-based schools, has been sentenced for a string of sex assaults on young school boys.

61-year-old David Lowe of Charlotte Street South, Bristol, was found guilty at Southwark Crown Court of 15 counts of abuse involving 10 boys under the age of 13.

He appeared at the same court, where he was sentenced to a total of ten years in prison.

The court heard how Lowe worked at both the Westminster Cathedral Choir School and the Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire.

He specifically groomed 10 boys during his years as an English and music teacher, bribing some with sweets and showering them with compliments.

Six victims, one just eight years old, had been targeted at the Westminster-based Catholic school, while four victims were abused at Catholic Ampleforth College.

The incidents, spanning seven years, often took place while the boys were in their dormitories at night. On other occasions, Lowe would fondle pupils during individual singing lessons in his private office or flat.

He would also punish boys by removing their lower clothing, placing them across his lap and smacking them. One of the boys, came forward to report the incident to police and Lowe was arrested.