Brookside School: Jack Mount- What The Public Did Not Know

This post was originally left as a comment by ‘Joanne’ which can be found HERE

Jack Mount has indicated he will contest the charges

Jack Mount

 

HEADMASTER OF BROOKSIDE SCHOOL
52 CHARGES OF PHISYICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE
FROM THE 50s TO THE 60s AND THE 70s

JACK MOUNT WAS ACCUSSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE FROM THE 50s 60s AND THE 70s
INCLUDING IS OWN FAMILY AND CHILDREN FROM PRIVATE BOARDING SCHOOLS CALLED CLUNGUNFORD AND BROOKSIDE SCHOOL
FOR MALADJUSTICE CHILDREN

IN THE 60S BOYS FROM BROOKSIDE SCHOOL RAN AWAY FROM THE SCHOOL
TO THE POLICE AND TOLD THEM WHAT THIS MAN HAD DONE
THE POLICE PUT THE BOYS IN THE CELLS WITH A SLAP FOR TELLING LIES
AND WAITED FOR JACK MOUNT TO COLLECT THEM
JACK MOUNTS PUNISHMENT WAS 10 LASHES FROM A FIVE FOOT HOSE PIPE CUT INTO STRANDS AT THE END ACROSS YOUR BARE BEHIND
THEN LOCKED IN A TINY ROOM WITH A PLANK ACROSS THE DOOR FOR DAYS
ONLY TO BE LET OUT FOR TOILET NEEDS FOOD AND A WASH
PEOPLE WOULD NOT LISTEN TO THEIR CRYS FOR HELP
THERE WERE NO HELPS LINES OR SOMEONE WHO WOULD LISTEN TO THEM

THE ABUSE CARRIED ON

IN THE 1960s BROOKSIDE SCHOOL WAS A LARGE MANOR HOUSE IN SHROPSHIRE
THERE WAS ABOUT 25 TO 30 CHILDREN AND TWO GIRLS
NAMES I CAN’T MENTION FOR THERE PROTECTION AS SOME SIMPLY WANT TO FORGET
THEY HAVE FAMILYS OF THERE OWN
SOME HAVE THERE OWN BUISSNESS’S AND SUCSESFUL CARREERS
AND SOME WANT TO FORGET WHAT THIS MAN DID
I CALL THEM SURVIVERS

THE SIXTIES

The first allegations of sexual made against Jack Mount was in 1968
However this not result in any criminal charges.

A further investigation was launched in 1970 following further allegations of abuse at Brookside School. As a result JACK MOUNT was subsequently charged with

27 OFFENCES AGAINST 10 BOYS

And the case was sent to Ludlow Magistrates court
The case was dismissed at committal proceedings
The full details of this hearing have not been located despite extensive searches

1974

Newspaper articles recovered by the police also show that Jack Mount faced trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court in December 1974
He faced two charges of Indecent Assault
A charge of Attempted Gross Indecency and three counts of Incitement
To Commit Gross Indecency.
The articles show that a retrial was ordered and there was also one found not guilty.

1975

A retrial was held at Stoke Crown Court in approximately February 1975
MOUNT faced three counts of Gross Indecency and two counts of Indecent Assault.
The police have been unable to find any relevant case papers or exhibits
And it is believed that they have been destroyed some time ago.
As per the court guidelines.
MOUNT WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY

1979

In June 1979 JACK MOUNT appeared at Stafford Crown Court
Having been charged with a number of offences against six females
Including Sexual Intercourse with a female under 13, a female under 16
And Indecent Assaults.
MOUNT WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY

1999

In 1999, officers from Greater Manchester Police commenced

OPERATION CLEOPATRA

The investigation into offences of childhood sexual abuse against young children
In the care of the Social Services Department at local authority care homes
During this investigation it became apparent that some of the residents of care homes
In Manchester had also been a resident at Brookside School
Details of residents were passed by Operation Cleopatra to West Mercia Police
As a result of this information a number of potential victims were identified
All of whom made allegations that JACK MOUNT
Had committed serious sexual offences against them whilst at Brookside School
Following a review of the accounts provided by victims
A decision was made to take no further action against JACK MOUNT
2012

In 2012 West Mercia Police commenced a further investigation following allegations from three further victims who reported serious sexual offences
A file of evidence was provided to the Crown Prosecution Service
However no further action was taken at this time

2013

In 2013 West Mercia Police were notified of entries in a national newspaper
And on a number of websites concerning Brookside School
This was subject of a review and in October of the same year
A Senior Investigation Officer was appointed to lead the investigation

2014

In January 2014 officers from West Mercia Police’s Investigation Unit
Commenced an investigation into allegations against JACK MOUNT
At Brookside School this was known as
OPERATION SCHUBERT

In February and June 2014 JACK MOUNT was interviewed by officers from
West Mercia Police Major Investigation Unit.
He denied all off the allegations that were put to him

In March 2014 a comprehensive file of evidence seeking charging advice was provided
To the Crown Prosecution Service the advice was considered
By a Queen’s Councel Barrister
In September 2014 the Crown Prosecution Service
Provided that JACK MOUNT should be charged with a number of
SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES

JACK MOUNT appeared at Birmingham Magistrates and Crown Court
On the 7th November 2014
Further offences were added to the indicment which included
19 VICTIMS AND 52 OFFENCES
It should be noted that these offences only covered
SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN
No offences of physical violence were included
Due to legal restrictions and the passage of time
Not all of the victims wished to assist in the investigation
And not all victims accounts resulted in a charge
A number of court hearings were listed in respect of the case
Due to the age and health of the defendant
The case was transferred to courts in the South West of England
The area closest to the defendant’s home
These hearings considered many issues and the defendant’s fitness
To stand trial was considered and heard before the judges
The Prosecution was successful in their application that JACK MOUNT
Was fit to stand trial
It was noted that the issue would continue throughout all future court hearings

2015

In June 2015 at Exeter Crown Court, the judge ruled that the proposed trial involving
19 Victims and 52 Offences
would not continue due to the age and health of the defendant
As such the case was split into a number of smaller trials
Each involving four or five victims.
The decision as to which victim should appear in each trial was difficult.
The investigation team Crown Prosecution Service and Councel
Were all party to the decision making progress
Considerations included the gravity of the offences
Evidence that supported and corroborated the victims
Evidence and the health and welfare of victims.

On the 9th November 2015 the first R v Mount trial commenced
At Barnstaple Crown Court
This initial case involved 5 victims
Further legal arguments were raised in respect of fitness to stand trial
And abuse of process
One of the arguments raised by the defence related to
Missing documents from the 1970s
It wasno longavailable suggested by the defence that statements made by
Three of the complainants were and as such this prejudiced the defendant.
The defence were successful in their application
And the judge ruled that 3 of the victims could not be used in the trial

The Prosecution appealed this decision and the matter was taken to
The Court of Appealin London on the Tuesday 24th November 2015
The appeal was dismissed
This meant that the 3 victims could not be used
And verdicts of Not Guilty were directed in respect of offences against them

The original trial was commenced again on the 30th November 1015
At Barnstaple Crown Court
However as a result of defence submissions in respect of disclosure of material
The jury was discharged on the 3rd December 2015

The trial was relisted at Barnstaple on the 18th January 2016

This trial was again limited to the 2 victims who remained from the November trial
On the 12th February 2016 the jury returned
NOT GUILTY VERDICTS ON ALL ACCOUNTS

A further trial was listed on Monday 25th April 2016

Again at Barnstaple Crown Court
This trial involved 4 victims and 12 Serious Sexual Offences
There were again arguments raised in respect of MOUNTS health
Which was said to have deteriorated in the preceding months.
These arguments were unsuccessful and the trial continued
Four of the offences were not proved at court and no evidence was offered
In respect of these how ever the trial continued .

On the 27th may 2016 the jury returned Not Guilty verdicts in respect of 3 offences
They could not decide on the remaining 5 offences
This is known as a Hung Jury

Following this result a meeting was held between the Investigation Team
The Crown Prosecution Service and Councel to discuss a retrial for the
5 offence that a decision was not made upon.
The victims were contacted so that their views were considered

As a result of these meetings and discussions
The Prosecution Team decided to apply for a retrial

On Tuesday 14th June 2016

There was a hearing at Exeter Crown Court
Where the Prosecutions intentions for a retrial were communicated
By the original Judge
GEOFFERY MERCER QC

Judge MERCER ruled that MOUNT
WAS NO LONGER FIT TO STAND TRIAL

The Judge stated that Mount was now 97 years of age
And that he had witnessed first hand MOUNTS deteriorating health and frailty
From is own observations and from hearing medical evidence during recent trials
The Judge ruled that MOUNT could no longer meaningfully participate in any trail

THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE
Has considered their position and whether an appeal to the
COURT OF APPEAL
Should be made challenging todays ruling

Having carefully considered all the options
It has been decided that there will be no appeal
And therefore there will be no further proceedings against
JACK MOUNT

I have read this over and over and a few things don’t make sense or add up

A lot is missing
On the 4th January 2012
Mount was taken to court by one boy who is not listed on this trial
It was held in Cambridge Court
Before Her Honour Judge Plumtsead
Who believed this man Jack Mount committed these crimes and should be brought to book
The Judge wanted this and put down on record
But with the age of the case and section this and that
She dismissed the case

I have a copy of that record

I will also conclude what really should have happened during this case
Jack Mount is very clever and knows the law inside out
He has been Is own solicitor and acted him self

JACK MOUNT
WE HAVE NOT FINISHED
YOU ARE GUILTY

AND MORE IS YET TO COME

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23 responses to “Brookside School: Jack Mount- What The Public Did Not Know

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  2. dpack

    clever or friends looking out for him?
    if the above is correct and i have no reason to dought it, it seems the chap has been extraordinarily “lucky” to receive these various legal judgements relating to the multiple accusations spanning decades.

  3. Joanne

    Yes it is all correct and yes i think there are some watching out for him

    • Stephen Williams

      My name is Stephen Williams and I know 100% Jack Mount is Guilty. The Trial and everything else was and is still being covered up. I remember somewhere along the line that I was informed that Jack Mount was a mason and I suspect that these have a hand in it. No matter what ANYONE says, Jack Mount is GUILTY and no matter his age or health he should face his sins.

  4. Gail

    Guilty as sin and he should be punished for it all

  5. Robert ashcroft

    We cannot all be telling lies the places where the abuses took place even down to the decor our statements must tally they no there as been a massive cover up and it would not surprise me if a lot of people were paid off

    • Bert powell

      You only have to look back at the inconsistencies in the story’s on this site to see that not everyone is telling the truth.

  6. carole atkins

    i am a victim i WAS sexually abused by Jack Mount !!!!……… But have come to the conclusion It means Jack Shit,, Too little Too Late !!!!

  7. Helen

    For anyone that doesn’t know the background or history of ‘the accused’ Mount, reading Joanne’s post would probably seem like she has written a book of fiction – a story about people and events that are not real
    But for all of you out there who have suffered and still suffer at the hands of him, reading the facts above, you know it’s the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
    The only fact that is hard to believe, is that he has walked away time & time again …..
    This countrys justice system supposedly makes it clear that peodophilia is not accepted and won’t be tolerated and the offenders will be punished accordingly .
    So the question that lies unanswered is why after all the evidence and proof and the numerous times he has been brought to court for the same offences he can still fool the judges and appear at the last hearing as an old decrepit ailing excuse of a human being using his sympathy card to gain compassion for his condition.
    This should have been dealt with years ago when he was first challenged, but he was given the all clear to continue his life of filth and many more children abused because of the leaniancy of the court.
    You shouldn’t have to fight to get your innocence back that was sadistically taken from you, but you have no choice but to do what is right for you.
    Find the strength from the anger and hurt you hold inside and use it to get your own justice , there is nothing more I wish for you all than to have peace in your lives once you have succeeded X

  8. brian mitchell

    I had a cousin who went to brookside school and he said that jack would openly tell the boys he was homosexual and any bad behaviour and they know what they would get and on a regular basis boys could be heard screaming and crying in jacks room

  9. Joanne

    Thank u Richard for the link

  10. Aardvark

    From the North Devon Gazette, “He was charged with 50 sex offences spanning from 1954 to 1979 following an investigation by West Midlands Police in 2014.” Considering he was reported over many years, multiple times, how on earth did he get away with it, was he a Freemason by any chance?

  11. Joanne

    Yes he was and it was 52 accounts

  12. Where’s Janice Butterwirth when you need her?

  13. philip lucas

    Hi my name is phil, i too was at the hands of that evil man jack mount.
    No one ever believed what i tried to tell them, it was ME that was telling lies,
    i remember the blazer room, i remember the sleepless nights wondering if i was going to be pulled out of bed and taken to his study.

    i remember being abused in his greenhouse, and dirty smelly green swimming pool.
    this man has not got away with it, he will get whats coming to him on his final judgement day, i hope the fires of hell put him on slow cook.

  14. jackie

    This was a big trial, and if not for is two daughters who are now in there late 60s went to the police and told them , there father Jack Mount also abused them when they were children , The police took statements and this is why the CPS put into action on a man who as walked away all these years time and time again, and again walked away

  15. Hi guys my name is Jeremy Cassells ,I was at brookside school for 5 years from 1965 to 1970 ,in all that time I never seen or heard of sex abuse ,Garry ring me I lost your number , if you won’t to talk to me on the phone or have the guts to do it face to face guys let me no I’ve be there ,I had a better child hood there than I would have had at home I was treated well . I no I was a bit on the nutty side , but I have lots of happy memory’s of my time there .my friends who for five years where my family ,miss you guys I wonder how your life’s turned out good I hope , where did it go ??? I used to tell my mates in the pub of the outrageous things we got up to they laughed there heads off .burt with the trouse snake , I can still name all the guys that where there , do you remember when we used to go to the seaside wow what a lough . I can go on and on but as I say get back to me I will give you my email it’s Jeremy .cassells at @yahoo.co.uk hope you are all well Jeremy

    • Sally

      You must have been A very good little boy Jeremy, I wonder what made you so special to have such a wonderful childhood memories at this house of horrors?
      You obviously think that all of us are making up these horrific stories of peodophile mount , please share you’re reasoning as to why you think we should subject ourselves to this ???
      As you said ,( you were and obviously still are) ‘nuts, maybe that’s you’re excuse.
      You have no right to make a mockery of the abuse that happened at Brookside – FACT
      His 2 daughters hid for years the abuse their own ‘father’ subjected them too – FACT – are you calling them liers too?
      Go on another site and put you’re holier than though opinions on there because frankly you’re are as bad as mount mouthing off like you are.
      People hide behind names because of the shame and distress they were put through … leave the victims alone and crawl back under you’re stone
      You don’t seem to know a great deal about truth do you?
      Maybe you say what you do for a reaction or attention because you are shallow and have nothing else to do with your life
      Oh, maybe go find a dictionary if you are struggling with some of the words I have wrote…

  16. jackie

    Jack Mount knew who to pray on, they were alot of tuff kids there , i had lots of good times there , and i remember you ,also Burt Powell and of course Jack would never go near Paul Mumphford , remember when he came of is scooter and he was in plaster, there were good and bad times at Brookside but Jack knew the ones to pick,on remember he had control of what he could do with us, and i guess you are talking about Gary Spensley

  17. Jeremy.cassells@yahoo.co.uk

    Phil why not use your own name , stop hiding behind some one else ,we all know there was no Jackie there , you are on this list 3/ 4 times how did you go on in court .? Did you keep nipping out and getting changed ,?….

  18. Sally

    Leave people alone Jeremy , you are far from coming across to be clever or funny
    You are disgusting making fun of people that have suffered the way they have
    Bully for you that you weren’t abused , obviously not mounts type or good looking enough
    You sad sad idiot