Gosport teacher pleads guilty to abusing boys at Fareham school

GUILTY Nicholas Quest
GUILTY Nicholas Quest
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A TEACHER has admitted sexually assaulting young boys in his care.

Nicholas Quest, 56, from Linden Grove, Gosport, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court charged with six counts of indecent assault.

Quest pleaded guilty to all of the offences, which took place from September 1, 1976, until June 14, 1989.

At the time of the offences, Quest was a teacher at Boundary Oak boarding school, Wickham Road, Fareham.

He joined the school in 1976 and has since retired on health reasons following an investigation being launched into his behaviour.

The youngest victim was just seven years old.

The case was adjourned for pre-sentence reports. Quest was released on unconditional bail and will appear again at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday, August 16.

Judge Sarah Munro QC said: ‘Despite the seriousness of the allegations and the inevitable consequences of them... I am going to grant you bail but be under no illusion of the likely custodial sentence you will receive.’

The school is helping police with the investigation.