Friday, 12 December 2008

Teacher jailed for lesbian sex with 14yo

A Brisbane teacher has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail for having an unlawful sexual relationship with a student.

A District Court jury in Brisbane last month found Amanda Louise Thompson, 28, guilty of maintaining a two-year sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl between April 2003 and 2005.

The pair met at a high school south of Brisbane in 2003.

During the trial, the court heard the teenager had an eating disorder and that Thompson had wanted to help her.

Their relationship then developed into a sexual one, with the teacher staying at the girl's house and holidaying with her family.

In sentencing, acting Judge Brian Devereaux said Thompson had severely breached the girl's trust and had shown no remorse or responsibility for her actions.

He did not set a parole date.

Thompson was suspended from teaching after her arrest.

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