Teacher’s coffee ta­ble sex act

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

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.

Ma­nip­u­lated

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

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