Geoffrey Mann

Posted: January 16, 2013 by Serendipity in Photo, Western Australia
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/04/18/2221254.htm?site=perth

Teacher jailed for having sex with student

Posted April 18, 2008 16:23:00

A 28-year-old teacher has been sentenced to 3 years and 9 months jail for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Former physical education teacher, Geoffrey Mann, pleaded guilty to a charge of engaging in sexual activity with a child under his authority.

The District Court was told Mann first met the girl when she was 12-years-old, and their relationship turned sexual when she was 15.

Judge John Wisbey said Mann was aware what he was doing was inappropriate and unlawful and he had taken advantage of the girl’s psychological vulnerability.

Outside the court, Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Evans says the sentence should deter other teachers from doing the same.

“Children going to school and being involved in relationships with teachers, the court’s sent a clear message out that the onus is on the teachers and people of authority that they’re the ones that make the decisions,” he said.

 

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