Search

Teacher admits string of sexual offences against two schoolgirls

PUBLISHED: 14:04 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 14 November 2018

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

A disgraced Suffolk teacher who sexually assaulted two teenage girls is facing a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

Teacher Alex Brown, who taught at schools in Waveney pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday, November 14 to five offences of sexual activity with a child, three offences of penetrative sexual activity with a child and three offences of taking indecent pictures of a child.

The 35-year-old, now of Spibey Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, was arrested in Beccles following the offences.

The court heard that the offences against the two girls occurred between 2015 and 2017.

Adjourning sentence until December 13 Judge David Goodin told Brown: “There is no sensible alternative to custody - there just can’t be. It is only fair to make that clear to you.”

He ordered Brown to sign the sex offenders’ register and said the length of the order would be decided at the sentencing hearing.

Andrew Oliver, for Brown, told the court that his client had no previous convictions and lived with his parents.

He said the offences admitted by Brown were serious and the custody threshold had clearly been crossed. “He is at risk of his first custodial sentence,” said Mr Oliver.

Brown was granted conditional bail.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other news

Yesterday, 14:28

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Yesterday, 13:58

Primary school pupils have united to tackle homelessness as part of a festive campaign this winter.

Yesterday, 13:52

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:28

The heart of two communities shone through as well-wishers - including an MP - rushed to help people injured in two serious falls.

Read more
Peter Aldous
Yesterday, 13:52

Uninsured and unlicensed drivers are being warned that the police will catch up with them after officers seized 133 vehicles in a month.

Read more

Halesworth could be in line for 190 new homes if plans to develop farmland are approved.

Read more
Waveney District Council
Saturday, December 8, 2018

A 64-year-old woman who was involved in a collision with a car while on her mobility scooter has died.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Friday, December 7, 2018

Concerned parents have spoken of their fears after a boy was approached by a van driver as he made his way to school.

Read more
Suffolk police

Winter Wonderland

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: -0°C

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Lowestoft Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy