Police investigate allegations of sex abuse at Carmel College

Thames Valley police have confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at Carmel College, the now closed Jewish public school.

Former Carmel students have claimed that they were sexually abused while they were at the school.

Several alleged victims, who studied at the co-educational school in Oxfordshire, have claimed that at least two tutors sexually abused students between the 1970s and 1990s.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “We are a long way from bringing charges— there are many people to speak to.”

Carmel College, which was latterly co-educational, was founded by Rabbi Dr Yaakov Kopul Rosen in 1948 as a Jewish public school. It closed in 1997 due to lack of funding.

Last updated: 11:45pm, March 28 2013