Phillip Schofield says ‘I no longer have a brother’ after sibling found guilty of sexual abuse

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The brother of This Morning star Phillip Schofield has been found guilty of sexually abusing a teenage boy over a three-year period.

Timothy Schofield was charged with 11 sexual offences involving a child between October 2016 and October 2019.

Jurors at Exeter Crown Court returned majority verdicts as they found the 54-year-old guilty of all counts after more than five-and-a-half hours of deliberations.

Following the verdicts, Phillip Schofield said: “As far as I am concerned, I no longer have a brother.”

Timothy Schofield denied performing sex acts on the teenager, but told a jury at Exeter Crown Court he watched porn with the boy and they had masturbated while sitting apart.

He insisted the boy was over 16 at the time.

The civilian police worker testified that he had told his brother Phillip in 2021 about the incident.

The TV star provided a written statement which said Timothy “made it sound like a one-off” and that he had told him “it must never happen again”.

He said he shouted “f***, stop” when his brother “started to tell me about [the boy’s] body”.

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Philip Schofield provided a written statement in the trial

Timothy Schofield denied all the charges against him – three counts of causing a child to watch sexual activity, three of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, three of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, and two of sexual activity with a child.

He has been remanded in custody ahead of sentencing at Bristol Crown Court on 19 May.

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