A former teacher and charity worker has today (Thu 30 Mar) been jailed for 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.
Today the judge at Newcastle Crown Court sentenced him to 13-and-a-half years in prison.
John Dilworth, from the CPS, said:
“Colin Gregg appeared to be a successful businessman, respected teacher and committed charity worker. But he exploited his position in society to abuse young boys.
“I would like to praise the bravery of his victims whose evidence allowed prosecutors to build a compelling case against Gregg, leading to his conviction. I hope today’s sentence brings them a sense of justice.”
Notes to Editors
· John Dilworth is Acting Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS North East
· Colin Gregg is son of the founder of Greggs’ bakery