November 2005

Karate teacher jailed for sex assaults on girls

A karate instructor who indecently touched two girls as he helped them with their warm-up exercises at his club has been jailed for two years.

Paul Scammell, of Foxley Fields, Urchfont, Devizes, held his hand over his students’ private parts as he pretended to help them stretch.

The 40-year-old admitted six charges of indecent assault.

A further six charges were ordered to lie on file.