Richard Perrin, a 50-year-old teaching assistant, has been jailed for 2 years and 8 months. After being found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
Married teaching assistant jailed for sex with teenage schoolgirl: After his arrest in June he pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a minor. Which he admitted committing over 5 months. Some of which being during lockdown. Worcester Crown Court heard that Perrin had sent the girl naked pictures of himself. And one of his relatives caught him after discovering incriminating message on his mobile phone.
Tom Walkling, prosecuting, said that during May and June both the phone of Perrin and his victims co-located. Showing that they had met up at least 5 times. Also police also found notes from the victim hidden in Perrin’s car. He also pointed out that when Mr Perrin was questioned after his arrest he answered ‘no comment’ to all the questions put to him.
His defense counsel, Julia Needham, said “He is a man who, but for this horrendous period, has been a constructive, useful and beneficial member of society.” Perrin, formerly of Ledbury, Herefordshire, showed no emotion as he appeared in court to hear his sentence. The court paperwork shows that he is now listed as having “no fixed address”.
Court recorder Sandeep Kainth said that. “What you have done is deprive a young girl of her childhood. You knew what her age was. These offenses are so serious that only a custodial sentence can suffice.” The sentence was handed down to Perrin on Friday.
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