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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 November, 2004, 15:25 GMT
Teacher jailed for teen assault
A teacher from Cornwall has been jailed for a year after admitting indecently assaulting a 15-year-old girl who had a crush on him.

Ashley Theasby, from Church Cottage, Cubert, near Newquay, was also banned from working with children for two years at Truro Crown Court.

The 25-year-old, who had just qualified to teach geography, is also to register as a sex offender for seven years.

The judge told him "your career as a teacher has ended".

The court heard that the girl had a crush on him and Theasby's defence council said he was a foolish young man who had succumbed to temptation.

He ended the affair after the one indecent assault, which he said he regretted.

The judge accepted that the young girl was a willing participant and that Theasby had been of previous good character.

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