Former PE teacher exposed as 'clandestine sex offender' jailed for five years

A former PE teacher of 30 years standing has been exposed as a "clandestine sex offender" who abused pupils since he was at teacher training college.

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Ex-teacher jailed for historical sex offences on teenage girls

Glyn Barrington Jones, formerly of Major Mitchell Drive, Brisbane, Australia was sentenced to five years. Credit: Norfolk Police.

A former PE teacher of 30 years standing has been exposed as a"clandestine sex offender" who abused pupils since he was at teacher training college and has been jailed for five years.

Glyn Jones taught at two high schools in Norfolk before he moved to Australia, but was brought back to England for a trial at Norwich CrownCourt.

The 57-year-old admitted seven counts of indecently assaulting girls under the age of 16 on the first day of his trial, and was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday.

Judge Anthony Bate, sentencing, said the charges related to six girls who were aged between 13 and 16 years old at the time of Jones's offending between 1979 and 1996.

Your victims were pupils at two Norfolk high schools whereyou taught physical education in the 1990s.

Your misconduct towards them was a gross abuse of the trust placedin you by their parents, fellow members of staff and your employers."<

It is a telling reflection that [one victim] refers to you throughout as Mr Jones," he said. "She recalls how you made her feel special, complimented her on her sporting skill and appeared interested and cared about her.<

Such observations could be made about many fine teachers who have followed this honourable profession with distinction over the years.

However, for you it was a charade and a device.

– Detective Constable Kim Taylor, Norfolk Police.

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