Eight teenage boys who say they were sexually abused by their English headmaster at a school in India are seeking compensation. The Official Solicitor has instructed lawyers to pursue the claims on behalf of former pupils of Anglo-Kutchi Medium School in Gujarat where Derek Slade was headmaster.
In 2010 Slade was given a 21-year jail term for sexually and physically abusing boy pupils during the late 1970s and early 1980s at St George's private school in Great Finborough, Suffolk.
He became involved in the funding and building of Anglo-Kutchi in 2001, and became the school's headmaster. The eight teenagers allege that he abused them and are claiming compensation from three defendants who they say owed them a duty of care because they ran the school and employed Slade.