A former teacher and charity worker has been found guilty of a string of sex offences spanning almost 30 years.
Colin Gregg, 75, was found guilty after trial of nine counts of indecent assault. The charges relate to offences against four separate victims, spanning around three decades from the 1960s through to the 1990s. Each of the complainants in the case was under 15 years of age at the time the offences took place.
John Dilworth of the CPS said:
“Throughout his life Colin Gregg has been considered to be a successful businessman, respected teacher and committed charity worker. As a result he won the gratitude of the community but, beneath his respectable veneer, Colin Gregg was sexually abusing young boys.
“Gregg exploited his position in society to abuse young boys, for his own sexual gratification. Working closely with investigating police we have been able to demonstrate a distinct pattern to Gregg’s offending and a propensity on his part to commit such acts.
“I would like to praise the bravery of the victims in this case. It is thanks largely to their evidence that the jury has today found Colin Gregg guilty.”
Notes to Editors
- John Dilworth is Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East
- Gregg is son of the founder of Greggs bakery
- Colin Gregg will be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on March 30