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God almighty. 44 year old teacher has sex with 16 year old pupil and is spared prison

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EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 14-Jan-15 13:30:20

Because the girl groomed him rather than the other way around according to the judge.
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/14/former-london-teacher-convicted-over-affair-with-teenager

MaudieAtkinsonsGardeningHat Wed 14-Jan-15 13:52:40

Just saw this and came on to start a thread smile

Fucking unbelievable! Having sex the same week his wife had a miscarriage and SHE led HIM on. She was 15!!!!!!!

<bangs head against wall>

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 14-Jan-15 13:53:41

Disgusting.

ChunkyPickle Wed 14-Jan-15 14:03:26

Absolutely unbelievable. Not only was he 44, but also a teacher, yet he's not to blame.

ReallyTired Wed 14-Jan-15 14:08:33

That is awful. A teacher is in a position of trust and teens have crushes on teachers all the time. I feel the adult has forgotten who the adult was.

I feel desperately sorry for the teacher's wife. Having a miscarriage and your husband cheating on her with a fifteen year old in the same week is truly horrendous.

Mengog Wed 14-Jan-15 14:28:35

She was 16. Which is probably why he was spared prison.

AngelinaCongleton Wed 14-Jan-15 14:34:05

I really don't understand this ruling. At all.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Wed 14-Jan-15 14:34:40

She was 15 when the offences occurred.

He was groomed? Is that what we're calling it now, when middle aged men are flattered by a school girl crush and then cheat on their wives and have sex with children they are in a position of power over?

Mengog Wed 14-Jan-15 14:39:55

Unless I'm reading it wrong he was cleared of the offences relating to her when she was 15.

He was found guilty of having sex with a child whilst in a position of trust. This offence, I believe, is only committed on people aged 16 and 17.

ifyourehoppyandyouknowit Wed 14-Jan-15 14:44:45

I think you're right actually, sorry.

scallopsrgreat Wed 14-Jan-15 14:46:44

Who gives a fuck Mengog whether she was 15 or 16? She did not "groom" him. She was not in a position to "groom" him. And the fact that 'temptation' is even a word that is used between a 44 yr old man and a 16 yr old girl shows just how much men's behaviour is excused and blame is put on victims.

Why should/would a 44 yr old be 'tempted' by a school girl?

42bunnytails1 Wed 14-Jan-15 14:49:05

16 or not, when they had sex, this 'affair' was clearly going on when she was 15/16 and therefore in Y11.

There is no grey area, she was a school child in his care! exactly when her birthday was is, morally, totally irrelevant.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 14-Jan-15 14:53:22

Appalling. It doesn't matter what she did, if you can't manage to say no to a sixteen year old you're not up to being a teacher. It also sounds like it developed over time, so he had plenty of chances to back away / get help.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 14-Jan-15 14:53:28

She has fundamentally misunderstood the concept of grooming if she thinks a child can do it to an adult in a position of trust and responsibility.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 14-Jan-15 14:54:44

Yes this conniving cunt sorry victim was probably clever enough to wait until she was 16 before having sex. Not in control of his behaviour my arse hmm

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Wed 14-Jan-15 14:55:29

I crossed out the wrong expression there! blush

Mengog Wed 14-Jan-15 15:09:06

The only reason I pointed out the age is the offence is less serious. Which is most likely why he didn't go to prison.

scallopsrgreat Wed 14-Jan-15 15:11:18

But that crime still carries a prison sentence. So there must have been the extenuating circumstances of her 'grooming' him that excused him.

CrispyFern Wed 14-Jan-15 15:18:30

I don't mean to be funny but why is it always RE teachers?

Theoldhag Wed 14-Jan-15 15:18:52

Fucking hell, anyone would think that we are in Victorian times. A child grooming an adult man of 44 ffs!

What is wrong with people?

BreakingDad77 Wed 14-Jan-15 15:37:01

Female judge as well WTH

LineRunner Wed 14-Jan-15 15:39:28

Women can be misogynistic.

Marphe Wed 14-Jan-15 15:42:04

Even if the 15/16yo did "groom" him surely a senior teacher of his experience is trained to recognise this and put a stop to it early on.

scallopsrgreat Wed 14-Jan-15 15:43:53

I am nearly his age. I seriously cannot think of any circumstances I would even want to have a sexual relationship with a 16 yr old. It wouldn't even be on my radar. Why was it on his?

LaurieFairyCake Wed 14-Jan-15 15:51:21

'Groom' is entirely the wrong word and its totally wrong to use it, 'pursue' is what happened.

And any man pursued by a child knows to say no, any who don't are child abusers.

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