Scottish teacher who worked in Kenya convicted of further sexual offences

Peter Toner
Peter Toner. Photo: Surrey Police

A former teacher, who worked in Kenya for 13 years, has been convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of grooming and sexually abusing five pupils at a boarding school run by a religious order.

The court heard how Peter Toner, known as “Brother Peter”, was a house master at the now former St Columba’s College in Largs, Ayrshire, in the early 1980s.

After the guilty verdict was delivered, Judge Johanna Johnston QC told Toner: “The damage you have caused has been profound and likely to be long-lasting.”

Following his conviction, it was revealed Toner is currently serving three-and-a-half years in prison for sexually abusing two pupils at a private Catholic boarding school in Old Windsor, Berkshire, during the 1980s.

Toner taught science for thirteen years at Peponi school, a private school in Kenya, from 2000.

The 61-year-old, who denied the charges, will be sentenced in March.

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