Ex Preston boarding school 'house father' cleared of indecent assaults on former pupil after prosecution offer no evidence

A Baptist minister who used to work at Preston's Derby School has been cleared of a string of historic alleged sexual attacks on a teenage schoolboy in the 1970s and 1980s.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 12:00 pm

Rev Terence Hepworth, 62, of Laurel Bank Close, Holmfield, Halifax, West Yorkshire, had denied seven indecent assault charges and was on trial at Preston Crown Court.

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The school closed in 1988 and the building is now privately owned.

The former Derby School