Fugitive teacher wanted on child sex charges Cory Baptiste caught in Spain

A THURROCK teacher charged with a number of sex offences has been arrested in Spain.Former Ockendon Academy teacher, Cory Baptiste, aged 24, was arrested in the centre of Barcelona, Spain last night on a European Arrest Warrant following a Spanish National Police-led operation supported by the National Crime Agency and Essex Police.Baptiste was wanted for failing to appear at Basildon Crown Court, after he was charged with a number of child sex offences.Baptiste, who previously lived in Fanns Rise, Purfleet, was charged with five offences of abuse of a position of trust: one of causing or inciting sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 17, one of causing or inciting sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 17, one of causing a child under 13 to watch a sexual act and two of causing a child aged 13 to 17 to watch a sexual act.He has appeared at a Spanish court and extradition proceedings are underway.

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