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Teacher faces ‘abuse of trust’ sex charges
8:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A TEACHer is to face trial, accused of abusing his position of trust to commit sex offences on four teenage girls.
Alexander Thomas, 29, pleaded not guilty to all five charges when he appeared before a judge at Swindon Crown Court.
It is claimed he committed the sex crimes against four 17-year-old girls over a 20-month period.
Thomas, who taught at a school in Corsham, denied two counts of sexual touching of a girl under the age of 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 until Monday, March 31, when Thomas will be due to face trial over the allegations.
Thomas, of Queen Elizabeth Drive, Taw Hill, was released on bail on condition he does not contact the witnesses, go to the school, or have unsupervised contact with children.