Teacher jailed for sexually abusing boy at Hampshire school

Nicholas Eggington. Credit: Hampshire Police/Press Association
Nicholas Eggington. Credit: Hampshire Police/Press Association

A teacher has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a boy at a preparatory school in the early 1990s.

Nicholas Eggington, 58, from Nottingham, was found guilty of two counts of indecent assault on a male child and two counts of gross indecency with a male child at the Cheam School in Headley.

Eggington taught at the school, near Bordon, from 1987 to 1993.

He was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court.

Eggington is also the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and will be on the sex offenders’ register for life.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said the offences relate to a single victim and occurred between 1992 and 1993 at the school.

Detective Constable Craig Ferguson said: ‘This was a very detailed investigation which required the continued strength and support of the victim and his family.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank the victim and to commend him for the courage and resolve he has demonstrated throughout this difficult investigation.

‘I am aware that this case was at times very difficult for the victim and his family but I hope now that we have seen justice he can start to try to rebuild his life and move on.’