Dobbie abused for 13 years and was never caught.Golfer wrote: ↑Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:46 pmI actually thought it might alleviate the shock to some MidA OBs if it turned out that abuse did NOT occur in MidA during term time. This would not be inconsistent with the (admittedly incomplete) press reports of the trial.
As been mentioned by others, Dobbie retained considerable loyalty from his house for the most part, even at his trial.
I could believe that MidA in term time was exempt from abuse for a variety of reasons, but I am always prepared to change my mind if the facts change.
Had I been a member of MidA I would obviously now be in deep shock that my housemaster had been a serial abuser; however it might not be quite the same if none of my MidA friends had been abused and if any abuse had taken place elsewhere, or out of term. I do understand the strength and resonance of JR's testimony i.e. Webb had abused others in the very dorm that he himself had slept. My sympathies are with him and RB. And if members of MidA were abused, and it just didn't come out in the reporting, then I am happy to apologise to any such unhappy victims.
We know he didnt keep it a secret to himself.
Quite remarkable given how many other teachers were moved on.
You were a fellow House Parent at a similar time I believe, so probably had quite a number of dealings with him: meetings with the HM etc
Are you able or willing tto provide any insights?