Female teacher may be jailed after admitting sexual offences with girl pupil


A female teacher from Suffolk may be jailed after admitting two counts of sexually touching a girl under sixteen, this week.

Suzanne Harrison, 35, also admitted a charge of sexual assault and engaging in sexual activity with the girl while in a position of trust, between December 2005 and July 2006, during the hearing in Ipswich Crown Court.

The news is the latest incident to see a female teacher formally investigated over her relationship with pupils of the same sex.

According to The Telegraph newspaper, the former Director of Progression at Suffolk One sixth form centre in Ipswich had previously taught the girl – who cannot be named – at a 1,500-pupil secondary school in Essex, says the UK’s Pink paper.

She was suspended from her role immediately after her arrest and resigned last month, 24 hours before she was due to face disciplinary action.

On receiving her guilty plea, judge David Goodin told her that a prison sentence could not be ruled out.

A spokesman for Suffolk One told The Telegraph: “We would like to reassure parents and guardians that our students’ safety, security and welfare is our utmost priority.”


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