Teacher admits sex offence with girl, 13

A FORMER assistant head of City Secondary School in Stradbroke is awaiting sentence after admitting inciting a 13-year-old girl into sexual activity and possessing indecent images of children.

Peter Avery, aged 56, posed as a young boy on a website to persuade the girl to perform an indecent act.

Offences took place over three days in July 2009, while he was an art teacher at one of the biggest schools in Doncaster. He was suspended from Sir Thomas Wharton Community College in Edlington after the allegations surfaced last year and the case was heard at Wolverhampton Crown Court. He is due to be sentenced later this month.

During his time at City School, Avery, a married man, went on a crash diet to lose 14 stone in nine months and later piloted his school’s healthy living strategy.