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Child abuse victim: ‘I had this special attention’

Declassified files uncovered by Panorama show how schools repeatedly failed to protect children from serial sex offenders.

It comes alongside a call from the former Director of Public Prosecutions to criminalise failure to report allegations of child abuse, as the aftermath of the Savile affair continues to be felt.

Rob Hastings was abused by one of his teachers while a pupil at Downside School in Somerset.

Speaking to Sanchia Berg, Mr Hastings told of how he was groomed by his geography master and what happened after the abuse came to light.

You can watch Panorama: After Savile: No More Secrets, BBC One, Monday 4 November at 20:30 GMT and then available in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.

  • 04 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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