Norfolk

Teacher Emily Tatra sentenced for male pupil sex offence

A teacher who committed a sexual offence against a male student "purely for her own gratification" has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Emily Tatra, 27, of Stafford Avenue, Norwich, admitted causing a child to watch a sexual act while a teacher at Downham Market Academy in Norfolk.

She denied a charge of inciting sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 17.

Tatra was sentenced to four months in jail, suspended for two years, at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday.

She will also be placed on the sex offenders' register.

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Det Con Nicky Gaughan, who headed the Norfolk Police investigation, said: "Tatra abused her position of trust as a teacher to carry out sex offences on a teenaged boy purely for her own gratification.

"By pleading guilty, she has prevented the victim having to relive his ordeal through a trial, however I would like to commend him for the bravery he has shown."

In statement released when Tatra was charged in April, Downham Market Academy said the offences had come to light in September and she had been suspended from her post.

The court ordered the count of inciting sexual activity with a male child aged 13 to 17 to lie on her file.

Both charges were against one boy.

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