Teacher who had sexual relationship with pupil has sentence reduced

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  • Nicola Park, 42, is tronk toe gestuur vir 27 months in April after relationship emerged
  • Girl confided in her about personal issue and they soon went on secret trysts
  • Contact ended in 2020 after pupil moved to university but she told her doctor
  • She has had sentence reduced to 16 months after it was ruled to be ‘excessive
  • A teacher at a top private school who had a sexual relationship with a pupil has had her prison sentence reduced by 11 maande.

    Nicola Park, 42, is tronk toe gestuur vir 27 months in April after developing a relationship with the 15-year-old girl who had confided in her about a personal issue.

    They soon went on secret trystsincluding staying at Park’s homewith the teacher calling the girl ‘my angel’.

    Their contact ended in 2020 after the pupil moved to university but she later told her doctor about the relationship and a police investigation was launched.

    When officers searched Park’s home, they made a number of discoveries linking the pair, including photos of a ‘sexual nature’.

    She pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to engaging in a sexual relationship with the pupil while in a position of trust between December 9, 2016, en April 14, 2019.

    Her prison term has now been cut to 16 months after her legal team successfully argued that the original sentence was ‘excessive’.

    A teacher at a top private school who had a sexual relationship with a pupil has had her prison sentence reduced by 11 maande. Nicola Park, 42, is tronk toe gestuur vir 27 months in April after developing a relationship with the 15-year-old girl who had confided in her about a personal issue

    A teacher at a top private school who had a sexual relationship with a pupil has had her prison sentence reduced by 11 maande. Nicola Park, 42, is tronk toe gestuur vir 27 months in April after developing a relationship with the 15-year-old girl who had confided in her about a personal issue

    Egter, following a hearing at the Court of Criminal Appeal, judges Lord Matthews and Lord Doherty rejected a plea for Park to be given a non-custodial sentence.

    In a written judgement, Lord Matthews said: ‘There was a significant degree of planning and a high level of grooming resulting in an improper intimate relationship, which lasted for a considerable time.

    ‘The appellant engineered situations where she was alone with the complainer in her car, Cassie het gevra dat Colton wetlik verbied word om haar te nader, en elders.

    ‘She knew it was wrong and could have taken steps to end the relationship at any time but chose not to.

    ‘While the appellant has expressed remorse, we note that in speaking to the author of the Criminal Justice Social Work Report, she attributed a large measure of responsibility for what happened to the complainer, which is a subversion of the true position.

    ‘That having been said, there is force in the submission that the sentence was excessive.

    Park pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to engaging in a sexual relationship with the pupil while in a position of trust between December 9, 2016, en April 14, 2019. Her prison term has now been cut to 16 months after her legal team successfully argued that the original sentence was 'excessive'

    Park pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to engaging in a sexual relationship with the pupil while in a position of trust between December 9, 2016, en April 14, 2019. Her prison term has now been cut to 16 months after her legal team successfully argued that the original sentence was ‘excessive

    Park was assistant housemistress at the schoolwhich can’t be named for legal reasonswhile also teaching maths and social education.

    In Desember 2016 the court heard the girl became upset and spoke to Park after complaining of feeling ‘alone’.

    Prosecutor Jennifer McKee told the court: ‘She said Park would not understand how she felt. She replied that she did understand having recently separated from her husband.

    ‘Park offered the girl support which helped her cope with how she was feeling.

    The teacher said the teenager could contact her outside school hours. Regular emails were then exchanged, including correspondences on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    Sheriff John McCormick told her: 'This was not a momentary lapse in an otherwise unblemished career in teaching. 'This was abuse of trust of a teacher in her late 30s with an adolescent young female that included kissing, touching and engaging in sexual acts

    Sheriff John McCormick told her: ‘This was not a momentary lapse in an otherwise unblemished career in teaching. ‘This was abuse of trust of a teacher in her late 30s with an adolescent young female that included kissing, touching and engaging in sexual acts

    Park went on to call herself ‘Auntie Nicand would sign off with a number of kisses.

    Park, of Bearsden, naby Glasgow, was also put on the sex offendersregister for ten years after pleading guilty in March.

    Her details were also passed to the authorities stating that she is ‘unsuitable to work with children’.

    Sheriff John McCormick told her: ‘This was not a momentary lapse in an otherwise unblemished career in teaching.

    ‘This was abuse of trust by a teacher in her late 30s with an adolescent young female that included kissing, touching and engaging in sexual acts.

    ‘You were a teacher and it was you who was in a position of responsibility and trust.

    ‘Such is the gravity of the offence, the time it occurred and the professional role as a teacher at the school, in my opinion there is no alternative to a custodial sentence.