TEACHER’S PROM NIGHT HOTEL SEX WITH TEEN
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.
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