Cumbria

Cumbria teacher Hayley Southwell admits sexual activity with girl

A teacher from west Cumbria has admitted having a sexual relationship with a schoolgirl.

Hayley Southwell, 27, from Wigton, admitted having sexual activity with a girl under 16, while she was in a position of trust.

Carlisle Crown Court was told the offence took place between May 2013 and January 2014.

Southwell was granted bail and will be sentenced on 8 August. She was ordered to sign the sex offenders' register.

Judge Robert Brown told the court he was considering all sentencing options.

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