|Jill Meldrum-Jones, 37, also committed further offences against the boy while on a school trip (NTI)|
A married teaching assistant who performed oral sex three times on a 15-year-old boy during an international flight has been jailed for 32 months. Jill Meldrum-Jones, 37, also committed further offences against the boy while on a school trip after becoming ‘consumed with lust’, Coventry Crown Court was told.
Meldrum-Jones, from Kineton in Warwickshire, sobbed in the dock as prosecutor Stefan Kolodynski told how the mother-of-two performed oral sex on the boy three times while on board a jet returning to the UK.
She pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to a total of seven charges of sexual activity with a child and inciting sexual activity. Jailing Meldrum-Jones, the judge told her: ‘You at the time were a teaching assistant charged with responsibility for teenage children.
‘It almost beggars belief that somebody from your background – happily married with two children and intelligent – should so lose control of your senses and judgment that you would permit yourself to behave in this way.’
|Married teaching assistant Jill Meldrum-Jones NTI|
The judge said he accepted that the offending was ‘grotesquely out of character’ for Meldrum-Jones, and that her absence from her family during her jail term would be a “hell” for her husband and children.
He said, ‘You and your family need to understand that judges have to follow the law and have to implement it – and if we don’t we are not worthy of the name. ’32 months is the least sentence I can pass in these circumstances.’
Credit: Metro, UK