(Scroll down for video) A popular television weather man was arrested, charged and convicted of indecent assault after assaulting several young boys, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Fred Talbot committed the offenses before he became a celebrity weather man during his time as a science teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.
Often fueled by alcohol, he seized upon opportunities that he had orchestrated to indecently assault young boys, who he thought would find it impossible to speak out and tell others what he had done.
One boy did speak out, and then another.
Even when he was not committing offenses against isolated, young and vulnerable young boys, his behavior – both at school and in particular on trips – was inappropriate.
As a teacher, he had a responsibility to nurture and safeguard those under his care, a responsibility he has proven to have had no regard for and that he abused in an appalling way.
He has accepted no responsibility for his crimes and forced his victims to relive their ordeal in open court, decades after it happened.