A woman teacher avoided a jail term yesterday after pleading guilty to a sexual relationship with a year-old boy. Judge John Smallwood sentenced her to 22 months in jail but wholly suspended the term for three years. The former Melbourne physical education teacher had repeated sex with the boy at her North Eltham home while her husband was away in October and November last year. The boy's mother contacted police after seeing Ellis and her son "looking like husband and wife" as they left their school in the teacher's car. Judge Smallwood said the case against Ellis was "greatly different" to the recent case concerning high-profile tennis coach Gavin Hopper, who in August was jailed for more than two years for his affair with an underage schoolgirl in the s.
Victims' group slams child sex sentence for teacher
Former Melbourne physical education teacher Karen Louise Ellis today failed in her bid to reduce her jail term imposed for having sex with a teenage schoolboy. The year-old pleaded guilty at her trial to six charges of sexual penetration with a child under 16 after having a six-and-a-half week affair with the Year 10 student in In November last year, County Court Judge John Smallwood sentenced her to 22 months imprisonment, wholly suspended for three years.
She enjoyed hanging out with her son's friends and was flattered when one paid her attention in a way her husband did not. Female sex crimes on the rise. What you've got is this adult who basically is making children whose minds aren't ready get aroused and that is massively confusing for them when their body responds. She bought and drank alcohol with him. She showed him pornographic films.