Gwynedd: Headteacher Neil Foden charged with child sex abuse

He will appear in Caernarfon Crown Court next month.

North Wales headteacher Neil Foden has appeared in court accused of child sex abuse.

Foden, 66, is charged with sexual activity with a girl aged 13-15, sexual communication with a child, adult abuse of a position of trust and sexual activity with a girl aged 13-17.

He held the position of Executive Member for Wales at the National Education Union (NEU) and has been suspended from his roles by Cyngor Gwynedd.

Foden was remanded in custody by magistrates in Llandudno.

North Wales Police has asked that anyone with information that will help their investigation to contact them.

A Cyngor Gwynedd spokesperson said: “We have been notified that a member of staff of a Gwynedd school has been arrested and charged by North Wales Police and has since appeared before the court.

“In accordance with the school’s employment procedures, the individual has been suspended from his post until all the investigations have been completed. We can confirm that all relevant child protection procedures are being followed.

“The Council will not be making any further comment while these processes are ongoing.”

The NEU declined to comment but confirmed Foden is no longer a member of the union.

Foden will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on 9 October.

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