Former St. Paul's Teacher Faces Indecency Charges

David Sansom-Mallett alleged to have abused boys at the school

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A former teacher at St. Paul's School in Barnes has been charged by officers from Operation Winthorpe who are investigating cases of historic child abuse.

David Elan Sansom-Mallett, aged 68, of St James Road, Purley, Croydon is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 February on bail. He faces ten charges relating to three victims for offences which are alleged to have taken place in the seventies and eighties. All the charges relate to acts of indecency on boys under 16.

Mr. Sansom-Mallett was arrested last June and bailed last September.

Another former teacher from the school, Anthony Fuggle, is to appear in court later this year charged with making indecent images of children. A further five people remain on bail pending further inquiries.

On 4 June 2013 a man [B] was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of a child. He was later released with no further action in relation to that arrest.

On 27 February 2014 a 65-year-old man [C] was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He was further arrested on 7 July 2014 on suspicion of two further sexual assaults.

On 1 July 2014, a 52-year-old woman [E] was arrested in connection with allegations of sexual assault and taken into police custody in Shropshire.

On 8 July 2014 a 68-year-old man [F] was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child.

Operation Winthorpe is an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service's Paedophile Unit into a number of allegations of non-recent sexual abuse alleged to have taken place in the Barnes area.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this matter is encouraged to contact the investigation team via or 020 7161 0500, alternatively via the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or e-mail

January 30, 2015