Teacher on sex charge

A TEACHER accused of sexual offences involving a teenage girl is to appear in court next month.

Suzanne Harrison, 35, is alleged to have committed the offences at an address just outside Sudbury. The exact location cannot be revealed for legal reasons.

Harrison is charged with two offences of being an adult who had abused a position of trust by engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 17.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between December 1, 2005, and December 31, 2005.

The third charge is of sexual assault on a child between January 1, 2006, and January 31, 2006.

Harrison, of Wacker Field Road, Rendlesham, was not present when a preliminary hearing took place at Ipswich Crown Court on Thursday.

Judge John Holt ruled that Harrison, who is currently on unconditional bail, must return to court on August 11 when it is expected she will be asked to say if she is pleading guilty or not guilty.

Harrison is director of progression at Suffolk One, the county’s largest sixth-form college, which opened in Ipswich last year.