A DISGRACED Kingswinford driving instructor currently in jail for a string of sex attacks on pupils has been locked up for another 21 months after two more of his victims went to the police.

Judge James Burbidge QC, at Wolverhampton Crown Court, told 62-year-old Gary Rolinson it was clear he had been grooming the young men to “test the water to see if he could take his offending to a higher level”.

He said the father-of-two, who ran the 500+ Driving School from his Andover Road home, had abused the trust placed in him for his “own sexual gratification” and the judge told Rolinson, who was sent to prison for four years in 2016, he was a man who lived with a secret – giving the outward appearance of helping young people to drive.

He said: “You were in a position of responsibility and you used the power you had being their teacher to subject them to your abusive and coercive behaviour.”

Rolinson had been convicted of 12 charges of sexual assault and another of causing a young person to engage in sexual activity and he was jailed at an earlier hearing when he was described as “predatory”.

When the other victims courageously came forward he denied a further ten charges of sexual assault and he was set to stand trial this week at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

But Rolinson, who became a driving instructor after losing his job at Rover in 2008, changed his plea to guilty and the judge made a new Sexual Harm Prevention Order because he said he continued to pose the risk of future harm.

He said Rolinson, who taught pupils in Stourbridge, Brierley Hill and Kingswinford areas, had caused significant embarrassment to his victims as he ruled the 21 months would run consecutively to his jail term.

Samantha Crabbe, prosecuting, said after comments were first made about the activities of Rolinson letters were sent out to all his pupils at his driving school.

One of the new victims was told by Rolinson that if he got a letter he should ignore it because it was a hoax. He also tried to persuade the other young man not to contact officers.

Miss Crabbe told the court Rolinson inappropriately touched the young men, who were in their teens, during driving lessons and they felt his behaviour was intimidating.

Niall Skinner, defending, said Rolinson accepted his behaviour had been unpleasant, adding now was the time for the closure of the entire investigation.