Jonathan Norbury

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Wales Information Service

A deputy head trainer has been banned from colleges for no less than 10 years for having intercourse with teenage women.

Training chiefs in Swansea launched an inquiry after Jonathan Norbury, 35, was given an £8,000 pay-off and a glowing reference regardless of his “sexually-motivated” actions being recognized.

He was cleared in January 2015 of alleged offences with two of the ladies.

A disciplinary panel discovered 17 of 20 allegations of unacceptable skilled misconduct proved.

The listening to in Cardiff was instructed Mr Norbury, from Swansea, was a major college trainer and a church deacon however exchanged flirty texts and met up with three youngsters, then aged as younger as 15, between 2005 and 2010 for sexual exercise.

He denied any sexual contact occurred earlier than the ladies have been 16, admitting a few of the allegations however arguing they’d mistakenly or intentionally bought their dates mistaken.

Case presenter Cadi Dewi stated: “He had a novel stage of charisma and girls and boys flocked to him.”

David Harris, representing Mr Norbury, instructed the listening to: “No matter his character was up till 2010, he is now a modified man,” and stated he was now in a secure relationship.

Panel chairman Steve Powell stated: “Mr Norbury confirmed no perception into his conduct and repeatedly ignored recommendation from colleagues.

“Although he admitted some allegations, he continued to disclaim others. In these denials we discover he had lied.

“His conduct is essentially at odds with him persevering with to work as a trainer.

“Though now in a secure relationship, his lack of perception means the committee can’t be glad there will likely be no repetition of the sort of behaviour in future.”

A Swansea council spokesman stated: “We welcome the choice of the panel. Their resolution demonstrates we took acceptable motion in dismissing Mr Norbury and referring him to the EWC ( Training Workforce Council).

“Nevertheless, we’re involved in regards to the processes which led to Mr Norbury receiving his reference, and have due to this fact commissioned an unbiased evaluation.”