Teacher jailed for sexual activity with a child


A former teacher has today been sentenced to five years and four months at Bolton Crown Court for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. He was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Adam Hnatiw, 35, from Bolton pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to five counts of sexual activity with a child between 2009 and 2010 when the victim was aged between 14 and 15 years.

Justin Hayhoe for the CPS said: "Adam Hnatiw took advantage of an impressionable young girl when he embarked on a two year relationship with her.  He was well aware of her age and as a teacher he should not have been in any doubt about how inappropriate the relationship was.

"We worked with the police to build a strong case of evidence, which included text messages and birthday cards sent to the victim during the relationship.  When faced with the overwhelming evidence against him he entered guilty pleas to all five counts.

"I would like to thank the victim and her family for coming forward which has enabled the CPS to bring him before the courts and bring him to justice for his actions."

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Justin Hayhoe is a Senior Crown Advocate for CPS North West