A FORMER North Trafford College maths teacher has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for rape and 10 counts of indecent assault.

Davoud Taghinejad, 58, taught at the Talbot Road college for 10 years before moving to the Isle of Man in 2009.

He committed the crimes between 2011 and 2013, and was found guilty by a jury of seven at Douglas court house last week.

The assaults involved five girls, aged between 13 and 17 at the time.

A court heard that Taghinejad, of Douglas, will be added to the sex offenders register for an indefinite period of time.