A former primary school teacher who sexually assaulted a young girl has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Kevin Marriott, from Fairview in Daventry, was charged after the girl told her mother about the assault.
For legal reasons, the details of the incident cannot be reported.
Marriott was found guilty by a jury after he denied the allegation and was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court on today (Monday).
Judge Timothy Smith said: “Your actions had a severe impact on the victim’s family: her own father cannot play with her in the same way for fear of reminding her in any way of her ordeal.
“This will cause, for the victim, a scar that she could bear for the rest of her life.”
He was given five-and-a-half years in prison and has been banned from working with children.