RE teacher faces jail for X-rated phone mes­sages

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

AN RE teacher has ad­mit­ted send­ing sex texts to a 14-year-old boy pupil.

Kathryn Roach could now face jail af­ter con­fess­ing to send­ing him the ex­plicit mes­sages.

The 24-year-old left ‘no doubt of what she would like to do or what she wanted him to do to her’, Bolton Crown Court heard.

Roach, who taught re­li­gious ed­u­ca­tion at a high school in Bolton, ex­changed a num­ber of text mes­sages with the pupil be­tween March and April last year.

The court heard that the boy and Roach ex­changed a se­ries of mes­sages that were ‘sex­ual in their con­tent’.

Newly-qual­i­fied Roach, from Crox­teth, Liver­pool, pleaded guilty to a sin­gle charge of in­cit­ing a child to en­gage in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity by a per­son in a po­si­tion of trust.


Judge Stephen Everett warned that all sen­tenc­ing op­tions would be con­sid­ered at the hear­ing next month.

He said: “ The de­fen­dant sent him a sub­stan­tial num­ber of texts which, at least in part, be­came more sex­ual in their na­ture.

“She is a teacher in a po­si­tion of trust, be­ing in con­tact in this way with a pupil.”

Bolton coun­cil con­firmed Roach was sus­pended by the school when the al­le­ga­tions against her first emerged. She’s since been fired.

She now faces a pos­si­ble jail sen­tence and must sign the sex of­fend­ers’ reg­is­ter.

Roach was re­leased on un­con­di­tional bail and will be sen­tenced on Oc­to­ber 31.

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