Bruce Roth jailed for 11 years for sex abuseBy Becky Barnes
July 24, 2012
An ex-Wellington College housemaster has been jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of sexually abusing five boys.
Bruce Roth, 46, was a maths teacher at the £30,000-a-year prestigious boarding school in Duke's Ride Crowthorne and touched three boys in his care.
He abused two boys at King's School, Rochester, where he taught previously.
Roth was convicted of 17 charges, against boys aged between eight and 15 and spanning a period of 22 years.
The jury of six men and six women at Reading Crown Court took just over 18 hours to deliberate on their verdicts.
Judge Simon Davis said: "You were not able to deceive this jury. Your choice, mainly to contest the case means that each individual complainant came to this court to relive the events to which you had subjected them over the past 20 years or so. To state there is only one sentence appropriate in the circumstances is to state the obvious; nothing but an immediate and substantial of imprisonment is appropriate."