A MAN who incited sexual activity with a child has been jailed.

Olivier Glass, 33, of Causeway Head Road, Sheffield, was sentenced to a year and ten months' imprisonment at a hearing in Reading Crown Court yesterday (December 26).

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A police investigation found that Glass had abused his of position of trust in Reading school, St Joseph's College.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing on October 7 to three counts of adult abuse of position of trust by causing/inciting sexual activity with a child between 13 and 17 years old.

He will serve 11 months in prison and the rest of the term on license.

The offences happened between June 2019 and August 2019, and Glass was charged on August 21.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Helen Gasson, based at Reading police station, said: “Glass abused his position of trust and took advantage of a vulnerable child.

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“He also abused the trust that was placed in him by her parents and the school she attended.

“I would like to thank the victim for her courage and bravery in coming forward to report this to us.

“Thames Valley Police takes reports of this nature very seriously and will investigate thoroughly.”

Headmaster of St Joseph's College, Andrew Colpus, said: "We deeply regret that a former member of staff should have abused his position and betrayed the trust placed in him in such a shocking way, and we applaud his victim for having had the courage to speak out.

"The member of staff was suspended as soon as the matter was brought to our attention and left our employment in October 2019.

"We take our safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously, and whilst there can never be room for complacency with regards to safeguarding matters, I firmly believe the measures we have in place here are the most stringent and effective in our school’s history – they were independently reviewed last January.

"The continued wellbeing, happiness and security of our pupils is always our first priority."