Former teacher Derek Ide jailed after abusing boy, nine, on Trinidad

Daily Echo: Ex Hampshire teacher jailed for abusing boy on paradise island Ex Hampshire teacher jailed for abusing boy on paradise island

A FORMER Southampton school teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing a young boy on a tropical Caribbean island.

Well-known sailor Derek Ide carried out the attack on the nine-year-old boy on his boat on the island of Trinidad in April this year.

The 67-year-old, pictured right, who used to teach at the former Bellemoor School in Shirley, initially denied grievous sexual assault but changed his plea to guilty to a lesser charge of serious indecency.

Now a magistrate on the tropical island has sentenced him to three years and four months behind bars.

But he could be extradited from the country to spend his time in a UK prison having received his sentence in the island capital of Port of Spain.

As reported by the Daily Echo, the well-known yachtie carried out the offence at the Power Boats boatyard in the coastal town of Chaguaramas, in the St George West area of the country.

The assault is alleged to have taken place on board Ide’s yacht.

The child then informed his parents, who are not native to Trinidad, and Ide was held by the boy’s father before he contacted the police.

Ide, of Netley Cliff, Victoria Road, Netley Abbey, Southampton, was elected president of the Southampton Schools Association in the 1970s.

Under Trinidad law, Ide could have faced up to ten years behind bars.

However Maureen Baboolal- Gafoor sentenced him after telling the court children needed protection from sexual predators.

Sean Cazabon, who defended Ide at Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court, said an application will be made to the British High Commission to have him extradited.

He said Ide was convicted of a similar offence in the UK in 1983, adding his client is willing to participate in therapy and counselling when he is eventually deported.

After his conviction earlier this month, people who live near Ide’s Southampton home expressed their shock over his arrest.

A man living in Grange Road, whose mother-in-law used to live in the same block of flats as Mr Ide, said: “It’s a big shock as whenever I saw him he was very nice and polite.”

The Foreign Office revealed it had been made aware of the arrest and that staff were providing consular assistance.

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8:51am Mon 30 Dec 13

Dai Rear says...

Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening.
Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening. Dai Rear

8:59am Mon 30 Dec 13

thesouth says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening.
I have, it does happen sometimes
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening.[/p][/quote]I have, it does happen sometimes thesouth

9:15am Mon 30 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

Convicted of a similar offence in 1983, how was he ever allowed to be a teacher?
Convicted of a similar offence in 1983, how was he ever allowed to be a teacher? issacchunt

9:21am Mon 30 Dec 13

H0ckeyd says...

"A man living in Grange Road, whose mother-in-law used to live in the same block of flats as Mr Ide, said: “It’s a big shock as whenever I saw him he was very nice and polite.”"

- Yep, he's going to come up and say "hi, I'm your friendly local child abuser...can I have a cup of sugar" isn't he?

oh dear.
"A man living in Grange Road, whose mother-in-law used to live in the same block of flats as Mr Ide, said: “It’s a big shock as whenever I saw him he was very nice and polite.”" - Yep, he's going to come up and say "hi, I'm your friendly local child abuser...can I have a cup of sugar" isn't he? oh dear. H0ckeyd

10:22am Mon 30 Dec 13

eurogordi says...

Dai Rear wrote:
Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening.
We don't extradite many foreign national criminals because they all play the human rights card! This country is a soft touch.
[quote][p][bold]Dai Rear[/bold] wrote: Do we extradite Trinidad nationals to do their time in Trinidad? I've never heard of that happening.[/p][/quote]We don't extradite many foreign national criminals because they all play the human rights card! This country is a soft touch. eurogordi

10:25am Mon 30 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

Leave the prat out there to do his sentence and then shoot him. Daily Echo, can you follow up on whether he continued teaching at Bellmoor Boys School or any school after his first conviction?
Leave the prat out there to do his sentence and then shoot him. Daily Echo, can you follow up on whether he continued teaching at Bellmoor Boys School or any school after his first conviction? issacchunt

1:07pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Podge6 says...

issacchunt wrote:
Convicted of a similar offence in 1983, how was he ever allowed to be a teacher?
He was sacked from his post as a teacher and subsequently rebadged himself as a financial adviser.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: Convicted of a similar offence in 1983, how was he ever allowed to be a teacher?[/p][/quote]He was sacked from his post as a teacher and subsequently rebadged himself as a financial adviser. Podge6

1:12pm Mon 30 Dec 13

Podge6 says...

Our prisons are full enough as it is. Why on earth would we want another paedophile back here any sooner than we have to have him? The actual offence he pleaded guilty to (not described in the Echo, but available to view in the Trinidad papers) is disgusting. Leave him where he is to serve the full 40 months of hard labour.
Our prisons are full enough as it is. Why on earth would we want another paedophile back here any sooner than we have to have him? The actual offence he pleaded guilty to (not described in the Echo, but available to view in the Trinidad papers) is disgusting. Leave him where he is to serve the full 40 months of hard labour. Podge6

2:26pm Mon 30 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Lovely life now awaits HIM , Whether its Trinidad or HERE , PRISONS hate kiddy fiddlers and so do the screws , so NO PARADISE HOLIDAY for him .
JUSTICE does prevail for these disgusting scum . Rot and suffer.
Lovely life now awaits HIM , Whether its Trinidad or HERE , PRISONS hate kiddy fiddlers and so do the screws , so NO PARADISE HOLIDAY for him . JUSTICE does prevail for these disgusting scum . Rot and suffer. SPIKEISLANDTRADER

10:28pm Mon 30 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
Lovely life now awaits HIM , Whether its Trinidad or HERE , PRISONS hate kiddy fiddlers and so do the screws , so NO PARADISE HOLIDAY for him .
JUSTICE does prevail for these disgusting scum . Rot and suffer.
Sadly the pc brigade look after the pervs these says, re-hab centre at bicester just for them. I hope the victims dad got the chance to express his views in a forceful manner to the lowlife.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: Lovely life now awaits HIM , Whether its Trinidad or HERE , PRISONS hate kiddy fiddlers and so do the screws , so NO PARADISE HOLIDAY for him . JUSTICE does prevail for these disgusting scum . Rot and suffer.[/p][/quote]Sadly the pc brigade look after the pervs these says, re-hab centre at bicester just for them. I hope the victims dad got the chance to express his views in a forceful manner to the lowlife. issacchunt

4:16pm Tue 31 Dec 13

derek james says...

he taught sailing and woodwork if i remember, he was there in the late 60's and early 70's at least
he taught sailing and woodwork if i remember, he was there in the late 60's and early 70's at least derek james

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