Ex-Stanbridge Earls pupil Gareth Stephenson guilty of sex offences
A former pupil of a Hampshire special needs school has been convicted of sexual offences.
Gareth Stephenson, 25, of Reading, was found guilty of six counts following a trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.
Offences, including sexual assault on a male under 13, took place when he was a pupil at Stanbridge Earls School, near Romsey, and in Aberystwyth.
He was found not guilty of a further three counts of sexual activity with a male child under 16.
Stephenson, of Anstey Road, Reading, is due to be sentenced on 11 September.
He was found guilty of sexual activity with a male child under 16 by penetration, sexual assault on a male under 13 and causing a male under 16 to engage in sexual activity.
Stanbridge Earls closed in 2014.
The independent school - which once commanded fees of £40,000-a-year - taught 191 boarding and day pupils with special needs, aged from 10 to 19.