A teacher is facing a jail sentence after he admitted sexual offences against a girl at an independent school in York.
Thomas Marriott, 37, appeared at York Crown Court yesterday (Friday) when he admitted three counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust.
The offences occurred at St Peter’s School in Clifton between 16 June and 9 July, 2010.
He denied four other allegations including two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
The prosecution accepted his pleas, which means there will be no need for a trial on the denied matters.
Marriott, from Powys in north Wales, was a history teacher and rowing coach at the school at the time of the offences.
The court heard that in one instance, he touched the girl on an intimate part of her body underneath her clothes.
Prosecutor Deborah Smithies said the Crown accepted Marriott’s pleas after “careful consideration” by the case reviewing lawyer and the victim.
Defence barrister Helen Chapman asked for the case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence probation report.
Judge Sean Morris agreed to adjourn for a report but told Marriott that it was no indication of the sentence he would receive.
The sentence date will be fixed at an intermediary hearing on 10 May. Marriott, of Churchstoke, Montgomery, was granted unconditional bail until sentence.