Former teacher sexually abused children

A former teacher who admitted raping and sexually abusing children aged between 10 and 15 has been given 13 life sentences with a minimum term of 16 years.

Mark Frost, aged 70 and previously known as Andrew Tracey, pleaded guilty to 45 offences including rape, sexual assault and inciting sexual activity with a child under 13.

Sentencing him at the Old Bailey, Judge Mark Lucraft QC said: “It is clear you have an obsession with sexually abusing young boys with evidence of planning and grooming.”

He added Frost’s offending was “truly shocking” and that he was someone who will continue to pose a risk to children.

Kelly Alleyne, Child Protection Manager at the National Crime Agency said: “We know how difficult it can be for victims of non-recent sexual abuse to come forward or seek support. Since the guilty pleas entered by Mark Frost, we have had a number of referrals from individuals with information about him and enquiries are on-going.

“However, we believe there could be many more victims of Frost who have never come forward or spoken to anybody about what happened to them. I would like to encourage anyone who has any information about Mark Frost/ Andrew Tracey to contact the dedicated NSPCC telephone number that has been set up – 0800 328 0904.

“Trained staff, skilled in talking to and responding to victims of non-recent sexual abuse are available to offer support and act as a pathway for safeguarding services. Alternatively, local police forces have been briefed and are able to talk to anyone who has information about Frost/ Tracey via 101.”

Photo – Mark Frost custody photos in 2016 and 1998

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