Teacher convicted of child abuse

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The Supreme Court in Madrid upheld the abuse conviction

By Emma Randle

The supreme court has thrown out an appeal by a teacher found guilty of sexually abusing an eight-year-old girl pupil between 2003 and 2004.

The supreme court ratified the sentence handed down by the Almería high court convicting him of sexually abusing a child under 13 years of age.

The case only came to light years later when the girl, at the age of 16, told her parents what had happened.

The court heard how at the time the child had “developed feelings of affection” for the teacher and had asked to stay the night at his house on at least five occasions.

The parents had consented, believing the teacher would help her with her studies.

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