Former teacher from Weedon jailed for sexual offences against students

A former teacher from Weedon has been jailed for 18 months after admitting sexual offences against two students.

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 12:12 pm
Updated Friday, 18th November 2016, 12:22 pm
Simon Ferris

Simon Ferris, aged 41, was arrested in April this year and on September 13 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).

Warwickshire Police said the offences took place between 2004 and 2006 when Ferris was a PE teacher at Princethorpe College near Rugby.

Ferris pleaded guilty to the offences on October 19 and yesterday (Wednesday November 16) at Birmingham Crown Court 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.

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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 from Warwickshire Police 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.”