ANOTHER alleged victim of historic child abuse has told the Argus he decided not to have children following the abuse he suffered at the hands of a former Newport head teacher.

Jeffrey Parry, 50, from Pontypool, was a pupil at Malpas Church in Wales school in 1975-76 when he alleges the then head teacher, Jon Styler, sexually abused him in his final year at school and outside of school until the age of 14.

Mr Parry was around 10 or 11 when the abuse allegedly first started and he claims that Styler used extra reading sessions in his office, which had a red/green light outside his door, so that he would not be disturbed.

The Argus reported the account of another alleged victim last month, who also claimed that Styler carried out a series of sexual assaults on boys aged between 10 and 12 through extra reading sessions.

Styler, who lived alone at Queens Hill Crescent, Newport, committed suicide while on police bail in 2007.

He had been arrested on suspicion of similar offences allegedly committed 27 years earlier.

Styler had been due to surrender to bail on the day he died.

In a letter to his solicitor before his death, he expressed his anxiety that friends and family should find out about the allegations being investigated by police.

Mr Parry, who was a member of the school choir under Styler’s watch, said that Styler “ruled the school with an iron rod” and was “very stern”.

He said that around three months after he started at the school, he was called into Styler’s office for extra reading sessions, which would last around half an hour.

Styler, who also attended Mr Parry’s swimming lessons at Stow Hill baths, would have him stand on his left hand side, with the desk against the wall on his right. Through a net curtain in the office, Mr Parry could see out to the nearby staff room.

Wearing either shorts or trousers, it is alleged that Styler would run his hand up and down Mr Parry’s right leg and thigh before abusing him.

Although in his final year of primary school, Mr Parry said that the alleged abuse did not end there and Styler arranged with his parents for him to attend piano lessons at his home at Queens Hill Crescent once he started at Queens secondary school at Stow Hill in September 1976.

These lessons would last for an hour and would continue on a weekly basis for two years.

He said: “It was a very confusing time and you don’t know what’s going on at that age, and don’t know what’s natural or unnatural. I felt that no one would believe me. I couldn’t say no.

“I would go to his house, which was fittingly called Allegro, and his parents were in the back and not allowed in.

“He had a double piano stool, so he could sit next to you. As he was giving the lesson, his hand would start to wander

“He’d then sit you on his settee and he’d put a lap table over you and put your theory books on there.

“Then he’d start pulling my trousers down. He would give me Mayfair porn magazines to look at while he merrily carried on.

“After a while, he placed my hand and the contact was enough for him to get aroused. It was not done forcefully, it was the natural progression. I didn’t want to rile him.”

It was only when Mr Parry started playing rugby with his school on Saturdays that the piano lessons ended, but Styler then arranged to take him on trips to his holiday home in Barry.

It is alleged he further abused Mr Parry on four occasions, right up until the age of 14, until his mother saw how nervous he was when Styler rang and kept him at home.

Mr Parry, who has been happily married for 10 years, said the alleged abuse has left a irrevocable effect on his life and he only felt ready to tell his family last week.

He said: “It can come back and wallop you on the back of the head.

“It damaged my ability to form relationships and I didn’t marry until I was 40. There was a definite link there.

“I couldn’t relate to women properly and it found it hard to trust.

“That idea of victims of abuse becoming abusers frightened the life out of me. I didn’t want to be a Jon Styler clone.

“I didn’t want to be left alone with a kid. I never felt like I’d do anything but I didn’t want to take the chance.”

Last month, the Argus reported that authorities, including the church, governors, unions and the former Gwent County Council allegedly knew about the concerns after a former senior staff member at the school reported his concerns.

In response, a spokeswoman for the Church in Wales said: “In the 1970s the Church in Wales didn’t have the formal safeguarding policies it has in place today.

“However, to ensure that no allegations of sexual abuse had not been dealt with we launched a historic case review in 2009 which involved an independent examination of all clergy files – both those serving and those retired.

“We also launched an appeal and telephone helpline for people to report any concerns of abuse. The results of that review were published in March 2011.

“We have no record on our files of abuse claims against Mr Styler.”

A spokeswoman for Newport City Council added: “Newport City Council takes very seriously the allegation that a pupil who attended Malpas Church in Wales School in the 1970s was abused by a former head teacher.

“As this matter is subject to a legal claim for compensation, Newport City Council is unable to comment further at this time.”