February 2021

Pervert Derbyshire maths teacher jailed for sexually touching teen girls

A paedophile maths teacher who worked at a Derbyshire high school has been jailed for committing multiple sexual offences against underage girls, some younger than 13.

Steven Bould, a former teacher at The Pingle Academy, in Swadlincote, has been jailed for more than two-and-half years.

He had been teaching at the Coronation Street school for only five months before he was suspended as a result of serious concerns over his conduct towards female pupils.

The 36-year old had pleaded guilty to nine charges of intentionally sexually touching underage girls at both The Pingle Academy and Nether Stowe School, in Lichfield

His sentencing had been set for October, last year, but was delayed due to Covid and he was finally jailed for 33 months following a hearing at Stafford Crown Court on Tuesday, February 9.

Seven of the offences took place while he worked at Pingle Academy, two offences while he worked at Nether Stowe School, in Lichfield, where Bould had worked for six years before joining Pingle school.

Bould, of Heath Hayes, Cannock, has been convicted of intentionally touching a girl under the age of 13 when the touching was sexual.

With the second charge, he was convicted of having, on no fewer than three occasions, intentionally touched a girl under the age of 13 when the touching was sexual.

In the third charge, he intentionally touched a girl aged under 16 when the touching was sexual when she did not consent and he did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

In the fourth charge, he, on no less than three occasions, intentionally touched a girl under 16 and that touching was sexual when she did not consent and he did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

With the fifth and sixth charges he pleaded guilty to intentionally touching a girl under 16 and the touching was sexual when she did not consent and he did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

In the seventh and eighth charges he pleaded guilty to having, on no less than five occasions, intentionally touched a girl under 16 by touching her leg and that the touching was sexual when she did not consent and he did not reasonably believe that she was consenting.

In the ninth charge he admitted that, on no less than three occasions, he intentionally touched a girl under the age of 13 and the touching was sexual.

The touching amounted to at least 20 incidents in total in relation to the nine charges.

Bould was ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.