June 2022

Romford sexual abuse victim feels ‘truly alone’ after paedophile given suspended sentence

A businessman who attended a school in Romford has said he feels “truly alone” after a teacher who sexually abused him received a suspended sentence.  

At Snaresbrook Court on May 25 this year, former PE teacher Michael Quinlan, of Kelvedon Road, was handed a suspended 22-month sentence for three counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14 and indecent assault on a male person.  

He had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The jury found the defendant not guilty of another count of indecent assault on a male.  

Quinlan, now 73, has been put on the sex offenders register for life.