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RYDE WOMAN SENTENCED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF 14-YEAR-OLD BOY

Terri Spragg, 35, of Bettsworth Road in Ryde has been sentenced to 15 months in prison, suspended for 2 years, for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

Spragg, who has previously worked in a school as a dinner lady, was sentenced at the Isle of Wight Crown Court today (Friday) after being found guilty of sexual offences against the teen at the tail end of 2016.

The mum-of-4 was found guilty of 7 charges of sexual activity with a child and cleared of further 2 charges.

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The court heard how Spragg had sex with the young teen on the kitchen floor at her Ryde home.

Commenting on the case, an NSPCC spokesperson has said:

“Spragg deliberately targeted and took advantage of an underage boy. Her deplorable actions will have had a serious effect on the victim and we hope he receives swift support.

“Child abuse has devastating effects and can ruin lives. That’s why the NSPCC is visiting primary schools with its Speak Out. Stay Safe service, empowering children to protect themselves from abuse and to speak out if they have concerns.

“Since the service launched, the NSPCC has spoken to more than 2,600 primary school children through 30 unique school visits across the whole of the Isle of Wight.”

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Spragg has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a period of 5 years.

ChildLine is available 24/7 on 0800 1111 to offer confidential advice to youngsters. Meanwhile, adults concerned about a child’s welfare can call our helpline on 0808 800 5000.

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