Jailed for sex abuse

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A PRISON wing governor has been jailed for four years for child sex offences.

Barry Cummings was described as “arrogant and overbearing” by Judge Christopher Prince, as he was sentenced at Durham Crown Court.

The 49-year-old, of Taylor Avenue, Bearpark, worked in the prison service as a wing governor of Low Newton women’s prison, on the outskirts of Durham City.

Cummings was arrested last year for the attacks on a girl, aged under 13.

He was found guilty after a five-day trial.