Pervert ex-PE teacher groomed 5 girls at Darwen Vale school
AN ex-PE teacher, who had a string of sexual relationships with under-age girls from his school, is facing jail.
Geoffrey Openshaw, who taught at Darwen Vale, systematically groomed five youngsters, at different times, between 1979 and 1990, Preston Crown Court was told.
The perverted tutor, who then lived nearby in Blackburn, would buy underwear and chocolates for some of the youngsters and would take them for weekends away, the court heard.
One of the girls, aged only 12 or 13, was lashed to a bed with his tie so Openshaw could molest her.
Some of the abuse, with the five girls, happened... read more
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