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Teacher jailed after hypnotizing student and sexually assaulting him

By Mason White 4:52 PM October 6, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of sexually abusing a student, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The incident began when the teacher of South Africa, fled to the United Kingdom, after being accused of hypnotizing the student in order to perform a sexual act on him.

Despite the charges, he spent the last twenty years working in prestigious private schools. However, last week, 53-year-old Stephen Grobbelaar was banned from teaching for life.

Grobbelaar worked as head of history at the prestigious Windlesham House School in Pulborough, West Sussex, when the allegations came to light.

His victim, who was 16 years old at the time, described how Grobbelaar hypnotized him, claiming it will help with math. Instead, the boy said that the teacher performed a sex act on him.

Three years later, the boy was able to recall the incident and went to the police in South Africa. The teacher fled from the country before he was arrested.

He got a job at the Dorset House School in West Sussex, before moving to Windlesham, where he also taught religious studies.

Several months ago, the boy emailed the school, to alert them about the allegations.

The teacher admitting to the allegations and resigned.