TEACHER HAD SEX IN CLASS WITH PUPIL,16
He’s jailed over 12-month affair with GCSE pupil
A TEACHER who had sex with a teenage student in a classroom has been jailed for 16 months.
Married Mark Westcott, 48, began the affair with the girl when she was just 16.
The Design and Technology teacher had given her his mobile phone number after one of his classes, and their relationship soon developed from flirty texts into kissing and full consensual sex.
The affair began when the girl was taking her GCSES in Year 11 at a school in the Bath area, and continued when she joined the Sixth Form.
She even babysat Westcott’s children and became a friend of his wife, Swindon Crown Court heard.
They first kissed on a school ski trip earlier this year and their relationship soon turned physical.
Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley said: “The text messages became less innocent over time and by the summer of this year, both of them admitted at this time they were close and she performed oral sex on him.”
They first slept together at a Travelodge hotel near Cirencester, Glos, in August and later also had sex in a room adjacent to the school sports hall.
During the summer holidays, while Westcott was on holiday with his family in France, the pair sent photographs of each other naked, the court was told.
By the autumn the relationship began to cool as the girl started seeing someone else.
“She had a boyfriend near her own age and that shocked the defendant,” Miss Linsley said, adding that they had been arguing because he “could not bear her being with someone else”.
Westcott, from North Wraxall, Wiltshire, had admitted three charges of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.
Judge Douglas Field jailed him for 16 months and placed him on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years.
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