36-year-old married school teacher caught hiding under his 16-year-old student’s bed after ongoing relationshipBy Mason White 12:41 PM June 22, 2014
By: Sanvi Rizvi
A school teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of child sexual assault after being caught hiding under the bed of his young female student, prosecutors in the United Kingdom heard.
The Bolton Crown Court has heard about the relationship between the married teacher and the 16-year-old student.
The mother of the child discovered the illegal relationship when she came home early to find the man hiding under her daughter’s bed. Andrew Welsh of Highbank, Atherton, was a math teacher at Canon Slade School in Bolton, when he began the relationship with the girl.
Welsh pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust. The abuse included sexual intercourse.
The teenager grew close to Welsh after seeking guidance from him while she was suffering from depression. Welsh was given a jail sentence of 14 months, suspended for two years, and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
He was also ordered to register on the sex offenders list for 10 years. He now works selling windows after failing to find another teaching job.