Teacher’s coffee table sex act
A MIDDLE-AGED teacher has blamed a teenage student for tricking her into having sex with him by behaving “like a used car salesman”.
Therese Gunn, 54, was yesterday jailed after she admitted sexual assault charges.
Gunn, who worked as a teacher for 25 years, had sexual relations with the 17-year-old pupil on school property and once on a living room coffee table.
She was reported after the boy’s mother found his diary.
During her trial the boy told the court she “made adolescence hell”.
But Gunn told Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Warren Davis the boy manipulated her into their two-month relationship.
She said: “He was like a used car salesman.”
Police said Gunn – who taught music at South Gwinnett High School, Georgia, US – also hosted a party at her home, which students attended, and she joined them as they smoked cannabis.
The judge told her: “I don’t find that you’re the kind of person that needs to be warehoused for years.
“You’re not one of those. But you clearly betrayed the trust that you had of parents, this parent, putting this child in your care.”
Under Georgia law, any sexual contact between someone with a supervisory role is illegal, even if the encounter is consensual.
Gunn was jailed for 90 days and will also stay on probation for 10 years.
GUILTY: Therese Gunn