TEACHER JAILED OVER 5-YEAR PUPIL AFFAIR
A DISGRACED teacher who was forgiven by his wife for a five-year affair with a pupil – which produced a child – was jailed yesterday.
Drama teacher Simon Parsons, 52, began the relationship when she was 17 and had sex with her at the school and his home.
The fling continued for two years after she left school, and he even fathered her child when she was in her early 20s. they face a sentence of immediate custody.
“It is important that the public appreciate that those who behave as you have will receive immediate custodial sentences.
“It is important to state that to deter others who might behave in the way you have.”
When Parsons, of Dursley, Glocs, was arrested he admitted the relationship and having intercourse with the girl from when she was aged 17.
Despite his years of deceit his wife of 12 years told the court she was standing by him, saying he was “not a monster”.