Unproven charges haunt ex head

27th October 2000 at 01:00
A GAY former primary school head has lost a High Court battle to prevent local authorities around the country being told of unproven allegations that he indecently assaulted boys in his charge.

The teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed the accusaions were ruining his life as he searched for a job. They had never resulted in a court case, let alone a conviction. But Mr Justice Turner ruled that there was a "pressing need" for authorities to have the information when considering whether to employ him.

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