Jeremy Forrest Found Guilty!


News just in: The jury unanimously found Mr. Forrest guilt of abducting an underaged student and taking her to France:

TEACHER Jeremy Forrest has been found guilty of abducting a 15-year-old pupil, who he took to France when their sexual relationship was about to be revealed.

The 30-year-old was today convicted by a jury at Lewes Crown Court, following an eight-day trial.

A court heard the prosecution label Forrest a “paedophile”, who had “groomed” the vulnerable teenager.

Jurors heard how the schoolgirl had just turned 15 when she started a sexual relationship with Forrest.

The teen had developed a crush on him at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Fearing they were about to be exposed, Forrest booked them on a cross-Channel Ferry from Dover to Calais on September 20 last year.

They then spent seven days on the run in France.


Update: Both schoolgirl and Mr. Forrest mouth “I love you” post verdict:

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest and his teenage pupil mouthed ‘I love you’ to each other as he was found guilty of child abduction today.

The schoolgirl, now 16, broke down in tears as Forrest, 30, was convicted by a jury at Lewes Crown Court after less than two hours of deliberating.

The maths teacher and his 15-year-old pupil fled to France after their relationship was about to be exposed in September last year.

Forrest booked a cross-Channel ferry from Dover to Calais with the schoolgirl, from Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, East Sussex, before spending seven days on the run.

Scots-born Forrest, of Chislehurst Road, Petts Wood, Kent, was convicted by the jury following an eight-day trial at Lewes Crown Court.

He was labelled a “paedophile” by the prosecution, who said he “groomed” the vulnerable teenager and his actions were a gross breach of trust.

Sitting 8ft behind Forrest in the public gallery as the jury filtered into court, Forrest turned to the teenager and mouthed “I love you”.

As the foreman of the jury announced the verdict, the girl put her head in her hands and burst out crying.

He remained stony-faced as the verdict was given, while the schoolgirl mouthed “I love you”.

Forrest then turned and said “I’m ok”, to which she replied “I’m so sorry”.


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