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Grimsby pupil affair teacher given jail sentence

A married teacher who had sexual relationships with three teenage girls has been jailed for nearly seven years.

Drama teacher Karl Babiczuk-Brown, 29, admitted a relationship with a 15-year-old pupil while he was working at Havelock Academy in Grimsby.

He denied affairs with another two girls but was found guilty of offences related to them at Grimsby Crown Court.

Babiczuk-Brown, of Louth, Lincolnshire, was jailed for six years and six months.

At a previous hearing, the jury was told Babiczuk-Brown's affair with the 15-year-old pupil took place over a four-month period last year and came to light after a trip to an arts festival.

'Personal slaves'

The two other girls, aged 14 and 15, came forward after that affair emerged.

Prosecutors said the 14-year-old girl became involved with the teacher after joining his theatre group and they exchanged text and computer messages.

They began to have consensual sexual contact in 2005, the court heard.

He began an affair with the second 15-year-old in 2007. The jury was told he joked to the girl that she and her friend could be his "personal slaves".

All of the girls consented to sexual activity, the court heard.

Babiczuk-Brown told the jury the two girls were not telling the truth.

He admitted nine charges relating to one of the 15-year-olds.

At a hearing in June, the jury found him guilty of a further eight offences relating to the other two girls.

Babiczuk-Brown had already been sacked from his teaching post at Havelock Academy before the case came to court.

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