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Blackburn teacher cleared of sex offences
A TEACHER at a Blackburn school has been found not guilty of sexually activity with three girls on school premises.
Yaser Amin, of Whalley New Road, Blackburn, had been accused of stroking two of the girls on the leg while pretending to pull up his socks at Witton Park High School.
He had also been accused of touching another girl on the leg after asking her to move her chair to sit beside him.
On leaving Preston Crown Court yesterday, Mr Amin, who taught maths, said he had ‘no comment’ and would not confirm if he intended to go back into teaching.
After more than five hours of deliberations, a jury found him not guilty of two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13 and three charges of sexual activity with a child.
He had always denied the allegations.
The court had previously heard that when Mr Amin was arrested, he replied ‘no comment’ to the charges he faced.
Prosecutor Paul O’Brien said: “What he did do was to have his solicitor prepare with him a statement which was then read to the officers.
“During the course of that statement, he says that there was absolutely no truth whatsoever in these allegations made by these girls and that he had not assaulted them in any way.”
After the case Witton Park High School headteacher Dean Logan said: “As a school community we always act in the interest of our students.
“In this case we acted promptly, followed all safeguarding procedures and fully supported the authorities in their investigation.
“As a school we will continue to do everything possible to safeguard all our students.”