Officer quits after conviction exposed

1st December 2000 at 00:00
A SENIOR education officer has left his post after 25-year-old convictions for indecency against a child came to light.

Bob Gorley, 54, assistant director for planning and resources in the Isle of Wight education and community development directorate, has been on the island since 1977.

His conviction, for which he was jailed, was raised when he started his post, but he was allowed to remain in the job because it was felt he was not a risk to children in his role.

Mr Gorley's decision to leave was by "mutual consent", following public exposure of the conviction.

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