Sex abuse teacher jailed by judge
A primary school teacher has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for sexually abusing young boys.
Howard Beattie, 52, of Main Street, Knapton, York, abused five boys over a 15-year period, York Crown Court heard.
Judge Paul Hoffman said Beattie used “emotional blackmail” on one child and it was a case of “extensive corruption of that boy”.
Mitigating, Nicholas Barker said Beattie posed a low risk of re-offending.
‘Vulnerable and impressionable’