A DEPRAVED former school governor from South Shields was today jailed for 11 years for a string of sickening sex attacks.
Gary Mason, 52, who also worked as a civilian officer for Cleveland Fire Brigade, sexually abused the frightened girl several times after overpowering her.
He was found guilty of four offences of sexual assault and one of assault by penetration after a trial at Teesside Crown Court last month.
Mason, of Broad Landings, South Shields, who was a governor at Hartlepool’s High Tunstall College of Science, was jailed by Judge Howard Crowson.
He will remain on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.
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