July 2018

Former headteacher gets seven years for sex offences against child in Derbyshire

The former headteacher of a primary school has been locked up for more than seven years after admitting to grooming and committing sexual offences with a teenage boy in Derbyshire.

Derby Crown Court heard how Robin Scott was in charge of Woodlesford Primary School in Leeds at the time of the offences when he preyed on the vulnerable youngster in Glossop.

The offences were committed in the Glossop area against the youngster – who cannot be named for legal reasons – and does not relate to anyone at the school.

Scott, 53, appeared before the crown court on Monday, July 23, where he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child and one of meeting a child following sexual grooming.

After the case, Detective Sergeant Steve Bruce, who led the investigation said: “Robin Scott groomed a young man and then engaged in sexual activity with him on a number of occasions.

“I’m pleased we have been able to get this result in court and hope it shows just how seriously we treat offences like this.”

Scott was initially charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child and one of sexual grooming, between February 2017 and June 2018, when he appeared before Chesterfield magistrates’ court in June.

He later pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child and one of meeting a child following sexual grooming which was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service and he was dealt with for these charges alone.

Scott, of Wycar, Bedale, North Yorkshire, was sentenced to seven years and four months of custody.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop told a previous Chesterfield magistrates’ court hearing offences came to light when Scott was spotted with the 15-year-old victim and police were contacted.

The defendant had been accused of initially being in contact with the youngster via social media from when the boy was 13-years-old, according to Mrs Allsop.

Mrs Allsop added that when matters allegedly became more sexual, the youngster was allegedly taken by Scott to a Travelodge.