April 2011

Teacher Kenneth Anbany jailed for pupil rape

A former Devon teacher who raped one of his pupils after a school disco has been jailed for nine years.

Kenneth Anbany, 63, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, attacked the girl when he worked at Dartmouth Community College in the 1980s, Exeter Crown Court heard.

The victim came forward after hearing about another attack by Anbany.

Anbany was convicted earlier of rape and two counts of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.

The court had heard he had been “policing” the school disco on the night of the rape when he encountered the girl coming out of the toilets.

The victim told the court she naively agreed to go to his car because she wanted to tell him to stop pestering her.

Instead he drove her a short distance to a secluded lane and raped her.

It was not until she saw reports in 2009 about Anbany being convicted for an offence involving another Exeter schoolgirl that she came forward.

The court also heard that Anbany had a child with a teenager he met at a school in Berkshire.

Judge Graham Cottle told Anbany: “Your past has finally caught up with you.

“You must receive the punishment that you have for too long been able to avoid.”

Anbany also taught at Baylis court girls school in slough, Berkshire from 1990 – 1994

November 2009 –  Sex abuse teacher spared jail

A FORMER teacher who portrayed himself as “Mr Friendly” to his students has walked free from court after admitting driving an underage pupil to an isolated wood and asking for sex.

Kenneth Anbany, 62, was given a three-year supervision order at Exeter Crown Court yesterday for targeting the teenage girl when he worked at a school in the city.

The court heard he drove the girl to Haldon Forest in Devon and tied to kiss her, saying: “You want it, come on.”

Police believe he may have had more victims and are urging anyone who was subjected to similar treatment by the teacher to come forward.

Detective Constable Nicci Bailey, of Devon and Cornwall police’s child abuse unit, said: “He’s ‘Mr Friendly’ with teenage girls and behaves as if he wants to be their friend. He has a lack of boundaries or regard for how a teacher should behave.”

The court heard Anbany, who also taught at schools in Plymouth and Dartmouth, flirted with the girl, hugged her, touched her bottom and told her he wanted to have sex with her, all when she was aged 14.

His behaviour escalated when she was 15. He offered to drive her away from school when she was upset one day, closing the classroom blinds so other pupils could not see them leave. He arrived at Haldon Forest, which was not on her route home, tried to kiss her and said: “You want it, come on.”

When she refused, he asked her if they could have sex in the back of the car, adding “maybe next time” when she again said no. Anbany told her she was “the most amazing girl I’ve ever met”, then drove her home.

“He asked if he could take her away for the weekend and feel her chest,” said Mr Crabb. “He told her not to tell anyone as they could both get in trouble and nobody would believe her.”

The girl was so upset she vomited when she arrived home, before telling her family. Once arrested, Anbany admitted driving her away from school but denied behaving inappropriately and said he felt sick at the thought.

Anbany’s last official address was Venn Court, in Brixton, Plymouth, but he is now living in the Manchester area.

Last month, he changed his plea to admit causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two charges of sexual activity with a child. He had denied eight sexual offences involving three other female pupils under 16 at the school.

Defence counsel Lewellyn Sellick said his client had no criminal record, was remorseful and had not worked since his arrest because of poor health.

Recorder Ian Pringle QC banned Anbany from working with children and imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and told him to put his details on the Sex Offenders Register, both for five years.

He was ordered to attend a sex offender rehabilitation scheme and supervision.

Det Con Bailey is appealing for people to contact her if they have relevant information about his time at other schools.

This includes teaching at a school in Dartmouth from 1984 to 1989 and in Plymouth from 1994 to 1996. He has taught subjects including maths, PE and photography.

They can ring             08452 777 444       and ask to leave a message for Det Con Bailey, of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit.