Pervert due in court today

PERVERT Robert Casey is due to be sentenced today (Thursday).

Casey, of Ladywood Road, admitted carrying out a sex act on an 18-year-old former pupil from Ilkeston’s St John Houghton Catholic School, last month.

Judge John Burgess told the former school chaplain at the Abbot Road secondary school that he should expect a prison sentence for the offence, which was carried out in July 2010.

Casey, 49, had originally denied the charge, but changed his plea to guilty at the hearing at Derby Crown Court.

Casey, who is no longer employed at the school, will not be sentenced for another charge against the victim, which was ordered to be kept on file.

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