A WOMAN who had sex with a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for six years.
Diane Pullar (32), had denied six charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child but was convicted on all charges by a majority verdict of 10-2 at Cambridge Crown Court following a trial last month.
The primary school playtime assistant had a sexual relationship with the boy, now 14, between April and July in 2009.
The relationship was finally exposed when another boy walked in on them.
Phone records showed a high level of contact between Pullar and the boy.
She also encouraged him to skip school so they could spend time together.
Pullar, of Tithe Road, Chatteris, was sentenced to six years at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (March 4). She will also be given an extended licence period on her release and be made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order which bans her from working with children.
Detective Constable Neal Holdsworth said: “Pullar encouraged a sexual relationship with a child she knew was underage.
“She abused the trust of a young boy for her own gratification, then put him through the ordeal of having to give evidence during the trial.
“This was a complex and difficult investigation and we are happy she has now been brought to justice.”