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Wiltshire teacher guilty of child sex offences

30 year old teacher, Alexander Thomas has been found guilty of child sex offences. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A secondary school teacher in Wiltshire has been found guilty of sexual offences against children.

30 year old Alexander Thomas of Queen Elizabeth Drive in Swindon was described by police as abusing his position of trust by grooming underaged children for his own sexual gratification.

Detective Constable Angela Spray said:

“Thomas groomed his victims and encouraged them to engage in sexual acts after gaining their confidence and trust.

“He has refused to take any responsibility for his actions and has forced his victims to relieve their suffering and give evidence in court."

Teacher gets suspended sentence for sex offences

Kelly Burgess had earlier admitted four charges of sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 17 Credit: Wales News & Pictures

A former drama teacher at a North Somerset secondary school has walked free from court after admitting four charges of adult abuse of position of trust, namely sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 17 years old between 1 January and 28 August 2013.

Kelly Burgess admitted having an affair with a 16-year-old pupil. She had claimed that she was not aware she had done anything illegal as the boy had reached the age of consent and the relationship was "loving and on equal terms".

The judge at Bristol Crown Court sentenced her to ten months in prison, suspended for two years, and said losing her teaching career was "the greatest punishment in many ways".

Burgess will also have to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.

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Teacher admits sexual offences against teenage boy

A young female teacher who worked in Bristol has admitted a series of sexual offences against a teenage boy.

26 year old Kelly Burgess from Newport in Gwent appeared at North Somerset magistrates court this morning.

She admitted four counts of adult breach of trust and sexual activity with a 16 year old boy between January 1 and August 28 last year.