Fenland woman jailed for sex with 12-year-old boy escapes having prison term increased

A FORMER Fenland primary school worker who was jailed for having sex with a 12-year-old boy has avoided having her prison term increased.

Diane Pullar, 32, was sentenced to six years in March after Cambridge Crown Court heard that she had conducted a four-month sexual relationship with the boy.

She was convicted of a string of sex offences but because the mother-of-two would only serve half that term before being released on licence, the Solicitor General, Edward Garnier QC ordered the case to be heard in the Court of Appeal in London.

However, the appeal hearing, held on Thursday, threw out claims that Pullar’s sentence was lenient with Lord Justice Hughes calling the six-year term “absolutely correct”.

Pullar, of Tithe Road, Chatteris, had sex with the boy on at least five occasions at locations including her house, her garden caravan and in woods near to her home.

The former playtime assistant, at Glebelands Primary School, in Chatteris, had encouraged the boy - who did not attend Glebelands - to skip school so they could spend time together.

She will be released in three years time, when she will be on licence and covered by extended supervision for four years.

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