Paedophile teacher, 42, who ‘took away the innocence’ of a vulnerable underage girl he groomed for sex is jailed for a year

 

  • Simon Shaw, 42, admitted grooming the child and engaging in sexual activity 
  • Shaw had been a teacher at the Andover Education Centre in Hampshire 
  • The girl’s mother expressed outrage over Shaw’s ‘disgusting’ prison sentnance 
  • She said Shaw had ‘taken away’ her daughter’s innoence and ‘ruined her life’

A disgraced teacher who ‘took away the innocence’ of a young girl he groomed for sex has been jailed for a year.

Simon Shaw, 42, will also be forced to sign the sex offenders’ register for 10 years, but the family of his victim has branded the sentence ‘disgusting’ and said Shaw ‘ruined her life’.

Judge Keith Cutler handed down a 12 month jail sentence at Winchester Crown Court, Hampshire, after Shaw – who was a teacher at Andover Education Centre in Andover – admitted engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Speaking after the hearing, the victim’s mother, said: ‘I think the sentence is disgusting. One year does not reflect what an awful time our family has had; it’s been a nightmare.

‘My daughter has had a very difficult time dealing with what happened to her. She genuinely thought he loved her.

‘He took her innocence away from her and he gets one year for that. We are disappointed with the sentence and we are going to try to move on with our lives, but how do you recover from that?

‘She was vulnerable. You think your child is going to be safe and she wasn’t, she was groomed. He ruined her life.’

Andover Education Centre works in partnership with secondary schools in the area to provide education for pupils who are not in mainstream schooling.

Shaw, of Chute, Wiltshire, was also given a restraining order forcing him to stay away from the victim, who was under 16 and cannot be named for legal reasons, and her family.

Detective Constable Timothy McSpadden, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: ‘Shaw embarked on an inappropriate relationship with a child.

‘These offences are taken extremely seriously and this is reflected in the fact that Shaw has now received a custodial sentence.’

 

John

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