Leeds & West Yorkshire

Huddersfield teacher Peter Smith cleared of pupil sex charges

A teacher from West Yorkshire has been cleared of engaging in sexual activity with a teenage pupil.

Peter Smith, 38, from Huddersfield, was accused of abusing his position of trust as a grammar school teacher in 2006 and 2007.

A Leeds Crown Court jury found him not guilty of ten charges relating to sexual activity with a child.

The court was told a relationship between them started after the boy turned 16 and ended in September 2010.

Peter Pimm, defending, said the teacher did not have a relationship with the boy either while he was his teacher or before the boy had turned 16.

Mr Smith was cleared of seven counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust and three counts of causing a child to engage in sexual activity by a person in a position of trust.

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