Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By COLIN HURST [email protected]­daysport.co.uk

A TEACHER found her­self in court for shag­ging her hubby – af­ter it was re­vealed she started shag­ing her spouse when he was a teenage school­boy.

De­spite the pas­sage of time – and that the cou­ple got mar­ried af­ter the stu­dent grad­u­ated – po­lice say a crime still oc­curred.

Prose­cu­tor Kyle Witt ad­mit­ted it was a “very un­usual case” but added: “You can’t run from the fact that it was a crim­i­nal, un­law­ful re­la­tion­ship.”


Ed­die Black, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of sex­ual bat­tery and Judge David Trim­mer sen­tenced her to five years of com­mu­nity con­trol with a five-year sus­pended prison sen­tence and a £2,000 fine.

As a re­sult of the plea, she must now reg­is­ter as a sex of­fender.

The for­mer English teacher was charged af­ter her for­mer hus­band told po­lice he first banged her while he was her pupil.

She ad­mit­ted to hav­ing a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with the then 16-year-old from 2003 to 2005.

They mar­ried af­ter he grad­u­ated from Lan­caster High School in An­chor­age, Alaska, and later dis­solved the mar­riage in July 2013.

Had the case against Black gone to trial, the state’s ev­i­dence would have in­volved what Witt de­scribed as “love let­ters” con­tain­ing “in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­tent” from Black to the stu­dent.

When Black was first ar­rested, Witt said he opted for a pub­lic an­nounce­ment with the in­ten­tion of bring­ing for­ward other vic­tims.

But none came for­ward and there is no in­di­ca­tion there were any other in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­la­tion­ships.

GUILTY: Ed­die Black ( right) met hus­band at Lan­caster High ( be­low)

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