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Last Updated: Friday, 18 January 2008, 19:19 GMT
Teacher took explicit photographs
Terry Mann
The teacher was put on the sex offenders' register
A teacher from East Yorkshire who abused his position of trust by having a relationship with one of his pupils, then aged 14, has avoided prison.

Terry Mann, 45, of Nafferton, pleaded guilty to two charges of making indecent photographs of a child.

He met the young girl on a skiing trip in 2006 and embarked on a year-long relationship, Hull Crown Court heard.

The judge said prison not would serve any purpose and sentenced him to 12 months jail, suspended for three years.

Mann, an IT teacher at a school in East Yorkshire, is the third East Riding teacher in recent years to be taken to court on sex charges.

Two teachers at a different school in the county, science teacher Steven Edwards and art teacher Ian Blott, were both jailed for having affairs with pupils.

Alison Waller, of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, expressed disappointment in the sentence and said they had put measures in place to try to ensure it never happened again.

Mann was put on the sex offenders' register and will never teach again.

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