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Was it Love or Just a Conquest for Jeremy Forrest?

June 22, 2013

Chloe Queen: Forrest asked her to stay for extra lessons

Many are astounded at the severity of the sentence handed down to Mr. Forrest, the maths teacher convicted of child abduction. They claimed that the girl willfully traveled with him to France and voluntarily allowed herself to become sexually involved with him.

Putting aside the fact that teachers should never be allowed to enter into such relationships with school children and ignoring the fact that she was underage at the time, I ask, was this relationship really about love for Mr. Forrest, or was it about the recruit that succumbed to his advances?

Recent evidence suggests that had she not entered into a relationship with him, his focus may well have shifted to other schoolgirls:

A teenager told last night how shamed maths teacher Jeremy Forrest targeted her when she was just 13.

Chloe Queen said he sent her Christmas and birthday cards, asked her to watch him perform with his band and made her stay after class for extra lessons.

‘I thought he wanted to teach me more, not realising he possibly had other ideas,’ she said. ‘He would invade my personal space and make me feel uncomfortable. He would routinely cuddle me.’

Chloe, now 17, is one of a string of girls Forrest, 30, tried to groom before he ran away to France with a 15-year-old last September.

He was jailed for five and a half years yesterday at Lewes Crown Court and admitted five further counts of sex  with a child after already having been convicted of child abduction on Thursday.

With time spent on remand he could be free in two years, at around the time the schoolgirl, who has vowed to wait for him, turns 18.

Please click on the links to read two related posts on the same story:

Jeremy Forrest Found Guilty!

June 20, 2013

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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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