Wiltshire teacher to face trial over sex offences against teenage girls
3:30pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A 29-year-old teacher is to face trial by jury accused of abusing his position of trust to commit sex offences on four teenage girls.
Alexander Thomas, a former teacher at The Corsham School, pleaded not guilty to all five charges when he appeared before a judge at Swindon Crown Court last Friday.
It is said he committed the sex crimes against four 17-year-old girls during a 20-month period.
Thomas denied two counts of sexual touching of a girl under 18 while in a position of trust.
He also pleaded not guilty to three counts of abusing a position of trust to cause or incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place between May 2011 and the end of December last year.
Judge Euan Ambrose adjourned the case to Monday, March 31 when he is to face trial on the allegations.
Thomas, formerly of Bradford on Avon but now living on Queen Elizabeth Drive, Taw Hill, Swindon, was released on conditional bail.
He was told he must not contact the witnesses in the case, go to the school, or have unsupervised contact with children.