Paedophile jailed for sex with girl, 12

AN Ipswich paedophile is today behind bars after being brought to justice for having sex with a girl aged 12.David Morgan, 60, of Pearce Road, Rose Hill, was a former PTA member at Ipswich's Rose Hill Primary School which has more than 300 pupils aged four to 11.

AN Ipswich paedophile is today behind bars after being brought to justice for having sex with a girl aged 12.

David Morgan, 60, of Pearce Road, Rose Hill, was a former PTA member at Ipswich's Rose Hill Primary School which has more than 300 pupils aged four to 11.

He had also previously worked at the school as a lunchtime supervisor.

Morgan appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today for sentencing after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13 on a previous occasion.

He also admitted three charges of indecently assaulting the girl as well as a further charge of indecently assaulting another 14-year-old girl.

Judge John Holt sentenced him to two years' in jail, to run concurrently, for each of the first three counts.

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For the fourth and fifth counts Morgan was told he would serve eight years for each offence concurrently.

For the sixth count Morgan was jailed for two years', again to run concurrently.

He will also be made to sign the sex offenders' register.

A Suffolk County Council spokesman told The Evening Star that all required checks were made prior to the man working at the school and added that he has not worked there, or been involved with the PTA, since June last year when the police investigation into his crimes was launched.

The spokesman said: “We can confirm this man was a PTA committee member and employed as a relief midday supervisor at the school.

“At the time of his employment, all the relevant checks, including an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check - the highest level of checking - were carried out.”

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