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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Paedophile teacher Mark Frost gets 13 life sentences
Mark Frost will die in jail after committing "horrific" abuse against children from Thailand to Worcestershire over two decades.
A retired teacher has been given 13 life sentences after admitting a "horrific" catalogue of abuse on children.
Mark Frost, 70, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to 45 offences against nine children aged 11 to 15 in Thailand between 2009 and 2012.
Frost, formerly known as Andrew Tracey, also admitted having sex with two pupils in Worcestershire over three years in the 1990s.
The court heard how some of the abuse took place at school and on other occasions at the home where Frost lived with his adopted son.
He was sentenced to serve a minimum of 16 years for each life sentence and is likely to die in jail.
Judge Mark Lucraft told Frost he was responsible for "the most appalling catalogue of sexual abuse" and it was clear he had an "ongoing obsession" with young boys.
He said: "Your conduct towards each and every one of these victims is horrific and deeply disturbing.
"You are someone who continues to present a very real risk to children of serious sexual offending."
In addition to the 13 life sentences, Frost was handed 10-year terms for other sex offences and five-year terms for indecent images.
The ex-English teacher gave no reaction as he was jailed.
A spokesman for the NSPCC said: "Frost was a prolific and dangerous paedophile who worked as a teacher and Scout leader for decades. We hope that anyone who suffered can now find the courage to speak out."