Ex-teacher charged with 28 sex offences

A teacher who worked at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) has been charged with dozens of sex offences, including rape and sexual activity with a child.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said Lloyd Dennis, aged 32, of Sopwith Road, Eastleigh, had been remanded in custody after being charged with 28 offences.

BCoT deputy principal David Moir said Dennis had been employed at the college “very briefly over a year ago — he actually worked in college for one week only”.

“The matter is subject to a police investigation and we have been asked not to comment,” added Mr Moir.

It is understood Dennis was a lecturer in health, social care and education during his short time at the college, and has also taught at several schools in Hampshire.

A spokesperson for Hampshire County Council said: “Officers in children’s services are doing all that they can to assist Hampshire Constabulary with its investigation.”

He added that Dennis had not worked in a Hampshire school since May last year.

Detective Constable Sarah Fox said: “These charges are in relation to a number of incidents involving two victims. Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding these incidents continues.”

Dennis is due to appear before magistrates in Southampton this month.