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Groping teacher's decade of abuse

A teacher has been jailed for five years for sexually assaulting children more than 40 years ago.

Ronald Wotton, 73 - a former teacher at a Catholic primary school in East Durham - assaulted boys and girls aged nine and 10 as they read to him.

Teesside Crown Court heard how Wotton's pupils made themselves sick with washing up liquid to try to avoid his lessons.

The abuse took place between 1968 and 1980 and complaints from parents were ignored.

Det Con Heather Bilton, of Durham Police, said his brave victims suffered a "terrifying" ordeal, as Stuart Whincup reports.

Teacher jailed for 1970s sex abuse