Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Choirmaster who launched careers of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is accused of sustained campaign of child abuse

Alan Doggett, choirmaster at Colet Court
 - the prep school for St Paul's - has been
named as six men who allegedly abused boys
A choirmaster who helped launch the careers of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has been named as one of six teachers at George Osborne's former school who allegedly abused boys as young as ten over at least two decades.

The staff all worked at the prestigious St Paul's School in London - or its prep school Colet Court - between 1960 and the mid-1980s.

Alan Doggett became close to Lloyd Webber and Rice and later conducted recordings of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

But the choirmaster is believed to have been a serial abuser while teaching at Colet Court - even making sex attacks part of his choir's audition process for some boys.

He was allowed to quietly resign his post when a string of indecent assaults came to light.

Doggett was also an active member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), an infamous pro-child-sex group who wanted the age of consent lowered to ten.  (more...)

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