A teaching assistant at a Wiltshire school has been jailed for five years and six months after pleading guilty to seven child sex offences.
Kevin Cousins, 36, admitted two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and two counts of taking indecent images of children. On a previous occasion, he pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of a child.
The police investigation into Cousins began in March 2017 following a report that he had sexually assaulted a child at a Wiltshire school.
He was then arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child. His computer was seized and indecent images of children were found. Some of these pictures were Category A, depicting the most severe type of child abuse.
Officers say the child spoke to their mother about what Cousins had done and this sparked the police investigation.
Cousins, who is from Melksham, has also been issued with an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Wiltshire Police are encouraging parents to read the NSPCC's advice on talking to children about sexual abuse.
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- For more information, visit nspcc.org.uk or call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000
- To report sexual abuse call police on 101. In an emergency call 999.