Teacher told to expect jail and child work ban

A TEACHER is facing jail after he admitted indecently assaulting a teenage boy.

David Edward Robinson, a teacher at Thornhill Community Science College, pleaded guilty to three charges of indecent assault at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

The offences, which all involved a teenage boy, took place between September 1, 1996, and July 1, 1999.

The court heard that Robinson, 55, formerly of Aberford Road, Leeds, had been suspended from work and was living outside the area.

He was granted conditional bail until he is sentenced next month.

Adjourning the case, Judge Scott Wolstenholme said: “I warn you now, it is inevitable there will be an immediate custodial sentence.”

He said Robinson would also be banned from working with children.

Det Con Pam Gillings welcomed Robinson’s guilty pleas, which came on the day a trial had been scheduled to start.

She said: “We’re pleased the suspect has pleaded guilty to all offences and await a sentence which will reflect the serious nature of offences concerned.

“I would like to praise the complainant and witnesses for their courage in being able to speak out about such abuse.”