Former Dorking teacher Lesley Powell jailed for sex assault

Lesley Powell
Image caption Powell taught at at Box Hill School in Dorking

A former teacher has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for sexually assaulting a child.

Lesley Powell, 57, of Harlow in Essex, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of the offence at an earlier hearing at Guildford Crown Court.

Powell taught at Box Hill School in Dorking.

The victim of the assaults, which happened about 10 years ago, was a girl aged under 13, police said. Detectives commended the victim for her bravery.

"I hope the passing of this sentence will go some way to providing her with the closure that she seeks," Det Con Dougie Fentiman added.

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