Welwyn Garden City teacher who had sex with schoolboy ‘richly deserved’ jail, says judge

PUBLISHED: 06:00 13 February 2015

Jacqueline Marks at Cambridge Crown Court

Jacqueline Marks at Cambridge Crown Court

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A married Welwyn Garden City schoolteacher who seduced a 16-year-old pupil into a regular sexual relationship has been spared jail.

Jacqueline Marks, 33, head of maths at a WGC secondary school, admitted six counts of sexual activity while in a position of trust.

She was rumbled after the teenager’s girlfriend discovered intimate text messages from the teacher on his iPad.

Marks was given a nine-month suspended 
prison sentence when she appeared at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday.

Judge Jonathan Haworth told the sobbing teacher: “You richly deserve to serve those nine months in prison.”

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