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Dartford teacher jailed for having sex with pupil

PUBLISHED: 09:23 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 09:23 30 June 2015

Kevin Rich

Kevin Rich

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Girl was 15 years old

A teacher who had sex with a 15-year-old pupil when he was working at a Dartford school has been jailed.

Kevin Rich became friends with the girl and exchanged messages with her on social media before they met up and had sex, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

Rich, 28, of West Street, Gravesend, admitted three counts of abusing a position of trust. He was jailed for three years and four months last week.

He must also sign onto the sex offenders’ register indefinitely, and is banned from contacting the girl.

DC Fleur Hardie, the officer in charge of the case, said: “Rich preyed on a young girl who had been entrusted into his care.

“He completely abused his position for his own self-gratification.

“His victim and other witnesses have been brave in coming forward and helping us to secure this conviction.”


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