British man accused of abusing 15-year-old pupil faces 12 years of prison in Spain

A British teacher from Wirral could be facing up to 12 years in Spanish prison for allegedly abusing a pupil in Almeria.

The IT teacher, Carlo Troiano (41), has been accused of having intimate relations with a 15-year-old girl.

The alleged abuse took place in a private school in Almeria.

The 41-year-old teacher, a divorced father of two, moved to Almeria in 2010.

Troiano’s trial is set to take place after prosecutors are hoping for a 12-year conviction, a 15-year ban from jobs that include interaction with children and a £35,000 compensation to be paid to the young girl.

The alleged offender was arrested in 2016 for the alleged offence but was bailed a year later.

In October of last year, despite having an international travel ban, the alleged offender travelled to Germany, where the girl had moved, to ask her to withdraw the claims.

The man was then arrested at a railway station in Germany and extradited to Spain, where he is expected to remain until his trial.

The man also faces claims of trying to abuse a cousin of the pupil, who was also underage, as well as distributing child pornography.