Former Warblington School assistant headteacher appears in court charged with eight new child sex offences

A FORMER assistant headteacher been charged with eight new charges of child sex offences.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 1:40 pm
Updated Monday, 17th June 2019, 10:40 pm

Sean Aldridge, who no longer teaches at Warblington School in Havant where he was assistant head, was in the dock again at Portsmouth Crown Court this morning.

Dressed in a three-piece blue suit the 37-year-old, of Edmund Road, Southsea, denied seven allegations of sexual activity with a child, and an offence of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Aldridge has already denied 19 offences: 10 charges of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, and nine charges of sexual activity with a child.

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Sean Aldridge, 37, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court

The defendant is due to stand trial on July 7 in a trial expected to last up to three weeks.

Addressing Aldridge, judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘Your case is adjourned to the trial on July 8.’

Aldridge was granted bail to the trial next month.