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A female head teacher praised for her “inspiring leadership” by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education has been charged with eight sexual offences against a boy aged under 16.
Anne Lakey, 53, is chief executive of the Durham Federation of Schools and a member of the National Leaders of Education body which is tasked with transforming struggling schools across the country.
According to the Crown Prosecution Service said Mrs Lakey faces four counts of indecent assault, two counts of gross indecency and two counts of incitement to commit gross indecency, all involving the same boy and said to have taken place between April 1988 and May 1989. The alleged victim was not a pupil at any school where Mrs Lakey has worked.
Mrs Lakey is due to appear at Consett Magistrates’ Court in North East England on 7 January. She has been suspended from her chief executive post.
Women who commit violence are less likely to be held to account
According to Glen Poole, in the book Equality For Men, “female perpetrators of violence and abuse are more likely to attack men and boys (than women and girls) in general and less likely to be prosecuted. Nearly half of boys (46%) who report being sexually abused by a parent to Childline are abused by their mothers, but only 3% of people on the sex offenders register are women. One report found that a staggering 86% of people sexually abused by women were not believed the first time they told someone about the abuse.
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