A FORMER Coventry school PE teacher has been jailed for sexually assaulting pupils in his care.
Richard Maycock, from Swanage Green, Walsgrave has been sentenced to two and a half years behind bars at Coventry Crown Court today (Friday, November 27) after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a then 15-year-old girl in Coventry in 2013.
He also pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of sexual activity with another girl in Redditch and abuse of trust.
The 43-year-old will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
Maycock initially denied sexually abusing the 15-year-old girl when he was a teacher at the Coventry school.
The young girl told her parents he sexually assaulted her following a swimming lesson and warned her they would both be in trouble if she told anyone.
During the investigation a former female pupil at a school in Redditch reported that Maycock had abused her between 2005 and 2006 when he was a teacher there – bravely speaking to officers after learning that the former teacher had been arrested for committing the same offence.
Detective Constable Sarah Rose from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said Maycock had used his position as a teacher to abuse the trust these two girls had in him.
She added: “I cannot commend them enough for their bravery in reporting what happened to them.
“We also hope this case shows that we take such allegations extremely seriously and encourages other victims to come forward.
“We have a range of support services available from the police and a raft of other agencies. We have specially trained and experienced officers who can offer practical advice and support.”
West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit can be contacted on 101, whilst the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) can be contacted via www.napac.org.uk and by calling 0808 801 0331.