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Former choirmaster John Lillis jailed for indecent assault

  • 6 September 2013
  • From the section England
John Lillis
Image caption Lillis was ordered to sign the sex offenders register at the hearing

A former teacher and choirmaster has been jailed for six years for indecently assaulting two boys under the age of 16 in Surrey.

John Lillis, of Arthur Road, Windsor, Berkshire, was convicted at Guildford Crown Court of one count of attempted rape and two of indecent assault.

The 63-year-old had previously admitted five counts of indecent assault.

The offences happened between 1976 and 1982 at a house near St Dunstan's Catholic Church in Woking.

Lillis was ordered to sign the sex offenders register at the hearing.

Det Con Paul Carpenter, of Surrey Police, said: "I hope today's result will give closure and go some way in helping his victims move on with their lives and begin to have hope for their futures.

"They are to be commended for their courage and fortitude in coming forward and pursuing this prosecution after many years."

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