A former supply teacher from Bristol has been found guilty of 16 sexual and indecent assaults on schoolgirls. John Alway was accused of 23 counts of assaulting girls while he was a supply teacher. He was found not guilty of the other seven charges.
A primary school teacher who molested seven girls has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in jail.
John Alway sexually abused girls as young as nine over a seven-year period whilst working as a supply teacher at four schools.
Judge Michael Longman said Alway held a position of trust: "You repeatedly and persistently behaved in a flagrant breach of that trust by behaving indecently towards young girls who were at the time entrusted to your care.
"You did so in the course of your short teaching career, not only taking opportunities to touch girls inappropriately when the occasion arose but also creating opportunities to touch them inappropriately for your own sexual pleasure."
Ex supply teacher John Alway was today found guilty of four counts of indecent or sexual assault against former female pupils. The 60 year old is found not guilty of one charge. In total he is now found guilty of 16 charges, and not guilty of seven.
There were eight complainants spanning a period from 1997 to 2004, relating to Alway's career at three Bristol primary schools and one in South Gloucestershire.