Teacher jailed for having sex with schoolboy after husband caught them on SECRET CAMERA
A teaching assistant has been jailed for sexual activity with a teenage pupil after she was secretly filmed with the boy – by her husband.
Sarah Candy, 36, was caught “kissing and cuddling” the youngster on her marital bed after husband James, 41, set up a hidden camera.
A court heard just a week earlier Candy had told her husband of 19 years she wanted to leave him in March.
But he soon became suspicious about her regular contact with a teenage boy at the school where she taught.
Candy was rumbled after James turned detective and filmed footage of her with the pupil after leaving his phone on record in their bedroom.
Northampton Crown Court heard the footage showed the teaching assistant kissing and cuddling the boy on the bed.
The devastated husband passed the footage on to the police and his wife was charged with sexual activity with a boy aged under 16.
Candy, of Corby, Northants., pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and was jailed for 12 months on Thursday.
Sentencing her, Judge Lynn Tayton QC said there was a “clear sexual element” to the contact between the teaching assistant and the boy.
She added: “This is clearly a case that crosses the custody threshold.”
Prosecutor Mary Prior told the court when the husband confronted his wife about the footage of her with the boy she claimed they were just “play fighting”.
Candy is likely to serve half the sentence in custody before being released on licence