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Downfall of man who was lined up for MBE
10:26am Wednesday 4th April 2012 in News
George Lord has started teaching English and maths to Pakistani and Afghan prisoners up to GCSE level and also produced three references from former secretaries at Worcestershire County Council in his defence.
Brett Wilson, defending, said Lord was also working on a fifth academic book behind bars which he is a third of the way through and asked the judge to take into account Lord’s age when sentencing him.
The court was told how Lord had served with the RAF, worked as a lecturer, a teacher and examiner for Cambridge University and joined Bromsgrove District Council in 1976 before joining Worcestershire County Council in 1997.
Mr Wilson said: “He was recommended for an MBE but clearly that may not be on the horizon.”
Mr Wilson also said Lord was supported by his children and grandchildren although he had asked them not to come to court.
He said: “It is difficult to imagine more serious examples of sexual assault.
“They were perpetrated over years by you and in abuse of your position.”
Lord was sentenced to four years in prison, 12 months for each of the offences and Lord was told he would serve at least half of his sentence before he was eligible for release on licence.
The 26 days Lord has already served in custody will count towards his sentence.