More complaints received about jailed-ex-Sheffield Council worker who sexually abused students

A former Sheffield Council worker jailed for sexually abusing students and colleagues has been accused of more offences.

Monday, 15th May 2017, 6:26 am
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 8:37 am
Roger Dodds

Roger Dodds, who was jailed for 16 years in February at the age of 81, was in charge of giving grants to college and university students, and used his position to abuse teenagers, forcing them to engage in sexual acts to secure payments.

The perverted pensioner, from Cotswold Road, Hillsborough, was jailed for offences committed between the 1970s and 1990s after he admitted four counts of indecent assault on a man aged 16 or over and one count of indecent assault on a boy under 14 years.

The charges related to five victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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Detectives launched an investigation into Dodds in 2014 when a victim reported abuse to the NSPCC.

Since he was jailed more allegations have been made about him, but the number has not been disclosed by South Yorkshire Police.

A force spokeswoman said: "South Yorkshire Police can confirm that following the recent court case involving Roger Dodds, a number of further complaints have been received that are currently at an early stage of investigation."