The teacher accused of being a paedophile who destroyed the childhood of broadcaster Nicky Campbell is reportedly living an idyllic life in a gated community in South Africa.
The Times reported that the alleged abuser, 82, lives in a coastal community in Cape Town surrounded by electric fences and security guards.
The former teacher – known by the pseudonym ‘Edgar’ – taught at Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.
Radio 5 host Nicky Campbell, 61, said last week he saw the teacher sexually assaulting a fellow classmate when they were both 10 years old.
The TV and radio presenter revealed last week he suffered and witnessed ‘horrific’ abuse as a child.
Nicky Campbell spoke for the first time last week about witnessing and experiencing sexual and violent physical abuse as a young schoolboy at a Scottish private school during the 1970s
A paedophile school teacher allegedly molested dozens of school boys at Edinburgh Academy (pictured) in the 70s
Alleged abuser ‘Edgar’ is reported to lived in a gated community in Cape Town (pictured)
Dozens of other former students have accused ‘Edgar’ of abuse in the 1970s. The survivors say they have dealt with traumatic flashbacks, depression and poor health because of the abuse they suffered.
By contrast, the alleged paedophile is said to be living the remainder of his life in luxury, with a private swimming pool, sports clubs, a members-only bar and 24-hour healthcare.
Mr Campbell argued the abuser should be brought to justice in the UK.
He said: ‘He is clearly fit enough to be extradited and questioned.
‘That now needs to happen.’
The Times said it sent journalists to the alleged paedophile’s gated community, but ‘Edgar’ ordered security guards to keep them away.
When his wife would ask if he would respond to the allegations she said: ‘Not at all. Not at all.’
The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry heard evidence on the alleged abuse committed by ‘Edgar’ as a teacher.
The inquiry’s chair, judge Lady Smith, prevented the teacher and other alleged abusers who had not been convicted from being named.
The inquiry was told: ‘He abused in plain sight and in front of his class and, on some accounts, involving half of a class of 20.
‘Evidence suggests that he took advantage and engineered abuse whenever and wherever the mood took him.’
Fettes College made a ‘full and unreserved apology’ to abuse victims and paid £400,000 last year to a former student who was allegedly physically and sexually abused.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service did not comment on the Times article but said the case against ‘Edgar’ was active.