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Headteacher accused of sex offences involving a boy has case further adjourned

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The headteacher of a primary school charged with ten sex offences involving a teenage boy in Glossop has had his case further adjourned.

Robin Scott, who has also been charged with a grooming offence involving the same boy, originally appeared at Derby Crown Court via video link for a pre-trial preparation hearing on Thursday, July 5.

No pleas were entered and the case was adjourned until Tuesday, July 17, for a further pre-trial preparation hearing but this case has now been moved to a new date and further adjourned until Thursday, July 19.

It is understood Scott was the headteacher of Woodlesford Primary School, in Leeds, at the time of his arrest.

Scott, 53, appeared before Chesterfield magistrates’ court last month to face the charges which are alleged to have been committed in Glossop.

The defendant, of Wycar, Bedale, North Yorkshire, has been charged with ten sex offences involving a teenage boy aged under 16, from between February, last year, and June, 2018, as well as with an offence of meeting the same youngster following grooming between January, 2017, and June, 2018.

The defendant has been accused of initially being in contact with the youngster via social media from when the boy was 13-years-old, according to prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop from the original magistrates’ court hearing.

Mrs Allsop added that when matters allegedly became more sexual the youngster was allegedly taken by Scott, who is a headteacher, to a Travelodge.

A spokesman for Leeds City Council said last month: “We have been made aware of a criminal investigation by Derbyshire Constabulary into a member of staff from a Leeds school.

“The investigation relates to activity in Derbyshire.

“The member of staff has been suspended with immediate effect.

“We are supporting the school and also Derbyshire Constabulary with their investigation.”