A former Somerset teacher has been jailed for 10 years for sexual offences committed between 2005 and 2006.
Keith Ruby, aged 36, from Axbridge, was a rugby coach and teacher. He was initially charged with 20 offences, but pleaded not guilty.
Following a two week trial last month the jury at Taunton Crown Court found him guilty of 16 of the offences, which included sexual activity with a child and inciting a child. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Kelvey led the investigation and on sentencing said:
"The sentence handed to Keith Ruby today highlights the severity of the crimes he committed against a vulnerable child whilst in a position of trust.
"This conviction has been achieved because of the tremendous courage of this victim and his family. It has taken great bravery to finally come forward and give evidence at this trial.
"Keith Ruby is a manipulative man who insinuated himself into the lives of this victim and his family. He regularly sat at their dinner table and was welcomed into their lives as a trusted friend, teacher and coach to their son. His betrayal and abuse has left them completely distraught.
"The sentence passed by His Honour Judge Jones today will ensure that Keith Ruby is finally behind bars for a minimum of 10 years and, as a managed sex offender for the rest of his life, will never work with children again."
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