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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”.

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