Former Teacher at Peponi School Convicted of Sexually Abusing Children

Peter Toner, who worked in Peponi School for 13 years, has been convicted at the High Court in Glasgow


61-year-old Peter Toner, who worked in Peponi School for 13 years, has been convicted at the High Court in Glasgow of grooming and sexually abusing five pupils at a boarding school run by a religious order.

The court heard how Peter Toner, known as “Brother Peter”, was a house master at the now former St Columba’s College in Largs, Ayrshire, in the early 1980s.

After the guilty verdict was delivered, Judge Johanna Johnston QC told Toner: “The damage you have caused has been profound and likely to be long-lasting.”

Following his conviction, it was revealed Toner is currently serving three-and-a-half years in prison for sexually abusing two pupils at a private Catholic boading school in Old Windsor, Berkshire during the 1980s.

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Toner taught science for thirteen years at Peponi School, high cost private international school in Ruiru, Kiambu County, between 2000 and 2013. Peponi School is owned the family of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Toner , who denied the charges, will be sentenced in March.