School athletic trainer who had sex with student back in court over breach of court orders


Disgraced school athletic trainer who had sex with student is back in court

A SCHOOL athletic trainer who was jailed for having sex with a 14-year-old in a classroom has avoided being sent back to jail – despite breaching a court order.

Glyn Harrison, formerly known as Glyn Thompson, worked at an elementary school in Burnley when the initial offenses occurred in 2011-2013.

In September 2013, he was sentenced to eight years in prison for the offenses and was also made subject to a sex offense prevention order and notification obligations.

At the time, Preston Crown Court heard how the 30-year-old married and had sex with his victim over an 18-month period.

His teenage victim even took a pregnancy test to make sure she wasn’t carrying the Burnley teacher’s baby.

Thompson – who has since changed his surname to Harrison in an attempt to hide his past – was heard to have ‘groomed’ the youngster for a series of weeks, first exchanging emails and then swapping nude photos one of the other.

But it eventually evolved into kissing, oral sex, and then full sex with the girl.

Burnley Crown Court heard on Monday how Harrison breached SOPO by having unsupervised contact with a girl under 16, without approval from social services and the child’s parent was unaware of her convictions.

He had also breached his sex offender notification obligations by failing to notify the appropriate authorities of his residence and was staying for a period of seven days or more where a child under the age of 18 resides.

Harrison, 40, of Meadow Bank Mews, Nelson, pleaded guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing.

He was jailed for two years, suspended for 24 months, with a seven-month curfew and a 20-day rehabilitative action requirement.

Katie Lord, Senior Crown Prosecutor for CPS North West, said: “Thompson has changed his name to Harrison in a bid to put his past behind him.

“He did not disclose his past offenses to the women he dated so they could make informed decisions and he failed to comply with SOPO and notification requirements put in place to protect children from his recurrence.

“I hope this conviction and sentence will remind him and others of the consequences of violating sexual offense prevention orders and notification requirements.”


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