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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."
Former Bristol teacher, John Alway, has been found guilty of abusing seven girls over seven years at four different primary schools.
Police say he hid behind a mask of respectibility, which has now slipped to reveal a predatory paedophile.
The 60-year-old is facing jail after being found guilty of sixteen charges of indecent or sexual assaults against former pupils. He was cleared of seven further charges.
An interview with Detective Sergeant Nigel Curnock of Avon and Somerset Police, outside Bristol Crown Court. He says John Alway's 'mask of respectability has been removed'.
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.
A former supply teacher has been found guilty of indecently or sexually assaulting four female pupils between 1997 and 2004.
60-year-old John Alway, of Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire, was convicted on nine charges and found not guilty on another four.
The jury will return to Bristol Crown Court on Monday to consider a further 10.
The judge in the trial of former teacher John Alway has told the jury he will accept a majority verdict.
The 60-year-old, from Bradley Stoke in South Gloucestershire, denies 23 counts of incident or sexual assault against eight female pupils during 1997 and 2004.
The abuse is alleged to have happened at three Bristol primary schools and another in South Gloucestershire.
The jury of 10 today began their fourth day of deliberations.