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Former English cricket club captain jailed for having sex with underage girl

Lee Francis Dixon, who is the former captain of the Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club and was working as a school staff member, has been jailed for two years for having sex with an underage female student.

cricket Updated: Feb 16, 2018 17:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Lee Francis Dixon,Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club,Cricket
Lee Francis Dixon, who is the former captain of the Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club, has been jailed for two years for having sex with an underage female student. Image for representative purposes only. (Getty Images)

Former captain of the Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club Lee Francis Dixon, working as a school staff member, has been jailed for two years, for having sex with a female student under the age of 18 in a case of breach of trust.

According to The Chester Chronicle, the 31-year-old Dixon has admitted three breaches of trust as well as ‘perverting the course of justice’, and has begun prison sentence. He was axed from his job and also lost his home, the report added.

The former cricket club captain lost his composure when Judge Patrick Thompson announced his sentence at the Chester Crown Court.

While his barrister told the court that Dixon’s role was not that of a teacher, he was described as someone who had ‘pastoral responsibilities’ for troubled children.

Along with the school, the victim, who was 17 when the offence took place, cannot be identified .

The student was reportedly not under Dixon’s care when they met in a nightclub, both under the influence of alcohol, in April 2017.

The prosecutor Kevin Jones described how the victim recalled them talking about school, its canteen and even calling the accused ‘sir’.

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 17:31 IST