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Teacher jailed for two sex assaults in Sandwell school

Thomas Lawrence
Image caption Thomas Lawrence was arrested in February 2016, police said

A teacher has been jailed for sexually assaulting a four-year-old child.

Thomas Lawrence, 28, of Birmingham, was jailed for four years after being found guilty of two charges of sexually assaulting a child under 13.

He touched the four-year-old child in the classroom at a school in Sandwell. The victim reported the assault, police said.

Lawrence, who was convicted on 11 April after a four-day trial, was sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court earlier.

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Det Con Farzana Ali, from the force's Public Protection Unit, previously commended the child for coming forward and "inevitably stopping this happening to another child".

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