Following a 13 day trial at Worcester Crown Court, Simon Spence KC and Felicia Davy have secured convictions of two men guilty of child sex abuse committed at a school for “maladjusted boys” in Worcestershire in the 1960s and 1970s.
Maurice Lambell and Keith Figes worked at Berrow Wood School in Pendock, where they sought out young and vulnerable pupils who were living away from their families.
Maurice Lambell was found guilty on all of the counts of sexual offences on the Indictment.
The co-accused Keith Figes had previously pleaded guilty to 11 counts many of which were specimen offences – which can be charged when an individual has committed the same offence against the same victim numerous times. He had been charged with 46 counts of sexual offences, including buggery and indecent assault.
Both have been put on the sex offenders’ register and will be sentenced on 13 October, 2023.
Simon Spence KC is instructed in sensitive and difficult cases of Sexual Offences with a particular emphasis on child and vulnerable witnesses. Read more: [Simon Spence KC Profile]
Felicia Davy has significant experience prosecuting and defending the most serious and sensitive sexual cases. These include multi-complainant cases often alleging non-recent sexual abuse and those involving very young or vulnerable witnesses. Felicia has also undertaken specialist training in the use of intermediaries and is skilled in the handling of vulnerable witnesses of all ages in court. Read more: [Felicia Davy Profile]
Both were instructed by Wendy Bounds of the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service.