Teacher jailed over sexual relationship with pupil

Craig Parkin
Craig Parkin

A TEACHER has been jailed for four years for having a sexual relationship with a pupil who said she “still loves” him.

Craig Parkin, 26, was head of music at Woldgate College in Pocklington when he embarked on an 18-month affair with the teenage girl.

The girl told police: “We knew the risks but at the time of the relationship it was the last thing we thought of. We were too in love to think.”

Parkin, who now lives in Wakefield, has been banned from working with children for life and will have to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

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