Colet Court Teacher Admits Indecent Image Charges

Anthony Fuggle told to stay away from school and children under 16

A former teacher at Colet Court School in Barnes has admitted charges of downloading thousands of indecent images.

According to a report from the BBC, Anthony Fuggle who taught classics at the preparatory school associated with St. Paul's Boys' pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court to six counts of possessing indecent images of children, and seven of making indecent images of children on or before 10 September 2013.

The BBC says that the court was told that
the 58-year-old man had downloaded nearly 2,000 images of children, some of whom were as young as 12, and which included topless boys in shorts, boys on a beach, and some who were naked.

Four counts of making indecent images of the most severe level were left to lie on file after he pleaded not guilty to them. His barrister said he is now attending weekly therapy sessions. He resigned from the school staff after being arrested in September 2013.

Fuggle has been released on bail on the conditions that he does not go to Colet Court School, or be in the company of anyone under the age of 16 unless supervised.

The case has been adjourned until 5 June for sentencing.

Operation Winthorpe is an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service's Paedophile Unit into a number of allegations of non-recent sexual abuse alleged to have taken place at St. Paul's and Colet Court. Fuggle was the first of six people to be arrested by the unit. Further cases resulting from the investigation are to be held in the coming months.

Anyone who has any information in relation to this matter is encouraged to contact the investigation team via or 020 7161 0500, alternatively via the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or e-mail

May 5, 2015