TEACHER’S PROM NIGHT HO­TEL SEX WITH TEEN

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By COLIN HURST news@sun­daysport.co.uk

A BLONDE French teacher has been struck off af­ter a drunken sex romp in a ho­tel with a 17-year-old pupil on his prom night.

Is­abelle Gra­ham, 28, who in­sists she is a de­vout Chris­tian who had been sav­ing her­self for her wed­ding night, says she is ‘the vic­tim’ and claimed her drink was spiked.

But a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing ruled that Gra­ham had spent three hours alone with the teenager, where they drank al­co­hol and shared a bed be­fore “re­peat­edly en­gag­ing in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity”.

A pho­to­graph emerged of her ly­ing in the ho­tel bed af­ter the romp with the boy in the back­ground which was taken in an Ed­in­burgh Trav­elodge.

Gra­ham, who has al­ready left Whit­burn Academy in West Loth­ian and who de­clined to at­tend the Ed­in­burgh hear­ing, pro­vided a state­ment to be read in her de­fence.

In it, she claimed she had been the ‘vic­tim’ on the night.

She said that if the photo taken on the night did fea­ture her, she was clearly un­con­scious and there­fore it was ‘posed’ with­out her con­sent.

She went on: “The per­son in the bed in the photo is clearly not in con­trol of the sit­u­a­tion.”

Mrs Gra­ham claims to have no rec­ol­lec­tion of events af­ter 10.30pm on the night in June 2014, af­ter four glasses of wine.

She said she feared her drink was tam­pered with and in­sisted she was ‘wait­ing un­til mar­riage’ be­fore hav­ing sex.

Drink­ing

The Gen­eral Teach­ing Coun­cil for Scot­land ac­cuses her of go­ing with the boy from a ho­tel host­ing the prom to a nearby Trav­elodge.

Mrs Gra­ham, who taught French at Whit­burn Academy, is al­leged to have spent three hours alone with him drink­ing, shar­ing a bed and ‘re­peat­edly en­gaged in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity’.

Fraser Thomson, a coun­cil em­ployee who in­ves­ti­gated the case, told the panel an in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan af­ter se­nior teach­ers learned of the pic­ture on so­cial me­dia.

De­scrib­ing the photo, he said: “The pupil stand­ing in the door is Pupil A.

“You can see there what ap­pears to be a lady in the bed. The colour showed the lady with long blonde hair.”

Mr Thomson told the panel stu­dents said they saw Pupil A and Mrs Gra­ham ly­ing on the bed, one on top of the cov­ers and one un­der­neath the cov­ers.

He added that she claimed that her first rec­ol­lec­tion since the night was ‘when she woke up in her flat at about 5am’.

She also ad­mit­ted that four glasses of wine would not nor­mally in­tox­i­cate her to that level and said of the pho­to­graph: ‘ It looks like my hair.’

But she de­nied recog­nis­ing the young man in the photo.

GTCS case pre­sen­ter Carla Roth said that Mrs Gra­ham’s claim that she was ‘to­tally out of it’ as a re­sult of her drink­ing ‘dif­fers from com­ment made by any wit­ness’.

DS Keith Mailer, who in­ves­ti­gated the in­ci­dent for Po­lice Scot­land, told the hear­ing that Mrs Gra­ham ‘was con­cerned that her drink was spiked’ but that there was no ev­i­dence of this when she was tested at a hos­pi­tal.

Footage also showed the teacher and stu­dent kiss­ing, he said, adding: “The way she moved and con­ducted her­self sug­gested some­one who was mak­ing con­scious de­ci­sions.”

The hear­ing was ad­journed un­til a later date.

Her hus­band An­drew Wilkie, who is train­ing to be a cler­gy­man, told the hear­ing: “I have no doubt the al­le­ga­tions are false.”

HAPPY DAY: Is­abelle Gra­ham on her wed­ding day DE­VOUT CHRIS­TIAN: The teacher with her hus­band An­drew SHOCK­ING: Photo taken at Trav­elodge

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