A child protection officer from Northamptonshire Police said the actions of a paedophile teacher who sexually assaulted a young girl have “shattered the life” of the victim and her family.
Kevin Marriott, from Fairview in Daventry, has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl.
He was charged after the girl told her mother about the assault.
For legal reasons, the details of the incident cannot be reported.
Marriott was found guilty by a jury after he denied the allegation and was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on Monday.
Judge Timothy Smith said: “Your actions had a severe impact on the victim’s family: her own father cannot play with her in the same way for fear of reminding her in any way of her ordeal.
“This will cause, for the victim, a scar that she could bear for the rest of her life.”
He was given five-and-a-half years in prison and has been banned from working with children.
Following the sentencing, DC Spencer Bailey, of the Northamptonshire Police Child Protection Team, said: “Kevin Marriott’s actions have shattered the life of a young girl and her family.
“They have been through the most difficult time and will continue to struggle to come to terms with what has happened while Marriott serves his time in prison.
“We are committed to tackling this type of crime and I urge anyone who has any concerns to contact police on 101.”