Married Teaching Assistant Is Accused Of Grooming A Teenage Boy & Performing A Sex Act During School Trip

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A married teaching assistant appeared in court yesterday accused of performing a sex act on a teenage pupil during a school trip. Jill Meldrum-Jones, 36, is said to have carried out a string of sex offences involving the boy during the trip and over a three-month period.

She is also accused of sexually assaulting a second teenage boy from the same school.

Prosecutor John Cardiff told magistrates that Jill Meldrum-Jones, who has young children of her own, was accused of a ‘clear breach of trust’, adding that she was charged with ‘engaging in sexual activity with the young man on various occasions’.

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Jill Meldrum-Jones worked at the child’s secondary school in Warwickshire, which cannot be named for legal reasons, and lives with her family nearby.

During a ten-minute appearance at Warwickshire Justice Centre in Leamington Spa yesterday, Jill Meldrum-Jones spoke only to confirm that she did not wish to enter a plea.

The teaching assistant, who is thought to have been suspended from work earlier this year, is accused of five counts of touching a teenage boy, two counts of causing or inciting the boy to engage in sexual activity, and grooming a boy under the age of 16 by text or messaging with the intention of meeting to engage in sexual activity.

Meldrum-Jones is also accused of sexually assaulting the second boy by touching him on a separate occasion.

Magistrates’ chairman Paul Tasker committed the case to trial at Warwick Crown Court, which will be heard next month.

Jill Meldrum-Jones was released on bail.

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Conditions of bail included an agreement not to approach colleagues at the school.

The court heard she is also not allowed unsupervised access with children under-16, unless approved by social workers.