A lesbian teacher in the United Kingdom has been jailed for 10 years after she sent inappropriate texts and images to a female student.
The teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also made sexually explicit comments to the girl, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The judge in the case said the offences were serious, and “very, very serious”.
A man and a woman were sentenced to prison in April, and the judge was expected to give a similar sentence in September.
The sentence for the man, who had pleaded guilty, was reduced to six months in prison, while the woman received a five-year suspended sentence.
The girl is now 15.
The woman was given a suspended sentence, which will run concurrently.
The court heard the teacher had a “disgraceful and offensive” and “disgusting” history of offending, but said she had never been convicted.
“I cannot describe how I feel today.
I am devastated,” the girl’s mother, Rebecca, told the court.
“My daughter is now at a very dark place.”
The judge said the sentence reflected the seriousness of the offending, and it was important that the offending stopped.
The mother said the case was “the beginning of the end” for the teacher, as the sentence was too lenient.
“This woman has shown no remorse, no remorse for what she has done,” she said.
“We have to keep fighting.” “
The teacher was arrested in September 2014 and charged with three offences of making indecent images of a child and sending an indecent image of a young person. “
We have to keep fighting.”
The teacher was arrested in September 2014 and charged with three offences of making indecent images of a child and sending an indecent image of a young person.
The prosecution said she sent images of herself and her partner in their underwear to a 13-year-old girl and made comments to her about her body and breasts.
The victim told police she had been bullied as a child by the teacher.
“The teacher said she liked the idea of my being a teacher, she liked being able to teach people,” the court heard.
The boy told police the teacher would send inappropriate texts.
“It was a bit of banter and I would send her pictures of my tits and things,” the boy said.
He told police he had also had “sexual thoughts” about the teacher while in the same class, but that he did not want to share them with anyone.
“He thought I was being a little bit gross and gross, but I thought he was being kind,” he said.
The teenager’s mother said her daughter was “overwhelmed and upset” by the judge’s decision.
“What was she doing to a girl who was very young?,” she asked.
“Is this the right punishment for what happened?
What are the consequences for the other victims?”
The victim’s mother told the BBC that the teacher should have faced a custodial sentence.
“They should be jailed for a long time,” she added.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it was “disappointed” by what it called the “outrageous” sentence.