(CNS): A former teacher’s aide at one of the government primary schools has changed his pleas, and after talks with prosecutors has admitted four counts of indecent assault on four different children aged between six years and ten years old. This means the young children involved will not have to face the ordeal of giving evidence. Originally charged with ten counts, the six other charges have been left on file, but as the crown will not prosecute a case against him for those charges there will be no trial.
The Bodden Town man, who is 21 years old but was a teenager when he worked as a classroom assistant at the time of the offences, was bailed until his sentence hearing in June.
He pleaded guilty before the magistrate in Summary Court on Friday, admitting four charges that relate to touching children at the school between August and November 2014. The man resigned his position at the government school in the immediate wake of the reports.