Warwickshire Teacher Jailed For Sexual Abuse Of Students

A former teacher in Warwickshire's been jailed for sexual offences against two students.

Simon Ferris, aged 41, of Weedon, Northamptonshire was arrested in April this year and on 13 September was charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child (adult abuse of position of trust) and one count of causing or inciting sexual activity with a girl (adult abuse of position of trust).

The offences took place between 2004 and 2006 when Ferris was a PE teacher at Princethorpe College.

Ferris pleaded guilty to the offences on 19 October and at Birmingham Crown Court today, Wednesday 16 November, he was sentenced to 14 months in prison for offences against one girl and four months for offences against the second girl, to run consecutively.

He will be placed on the sex offender register for 10 years and made the subject of a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

DC Kate Jackson said: "This marks the end of a thorough investigation by Warwickshire Police and I hope that the result gives a clear warning to other offenders that we take all allegations of sexual offences seriously and are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.

"I would like to thank the victims in this case, and the school, for their co-operation which enabled us to bring a successful prosecution and protecting other potential victims from harm."

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