3rd Dec, 2016

Pervert teacher faces jail

Stratford Editorial 11th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DISGRACED former teacher at Shipston High has been told to expect an immediate prison sentence after he admitted having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old pupil.

Jonathan Hunt pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to two charges of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.

The 52-year-old, who at the time was head of science at the school, also admitted meeting her following grooming, intending to do something which would be an offence under the Sexual Offences Act.

In addition, the disgraced teacher pleaded guilty to three further charges of causing the girl to watch a sexual act, while he was in a position of trust, for the purpose of him obtaining sexual gratification.

Judge Alan Parker said because they were sexual offences, there would have to be a full pre-sentence report on Hunt, now of Somerset Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

He adjourned the case for the report to be prepared, and Hunt was granted bail with conditions that he had no contact with the girl and no unsupervised contact with any girl under 18.

Hunt was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender within 72 hours.

And Judge Parker warned him: “The fact that I am ordering that report should not be seen by anyone as I sign that I expect you to receive anything other than a sentence of imprisonment forthwith.”