A mother was shocked last July when she found her daughter’s math teacher hiding under her bed after the two had just finished having sex. Now the teacher has been placed on the sex offender registry and is sitting in jail as well.
Andrew Welsh, who’s married and has a child, was caught by the girl’s mother after she came home unannounced one afternoon last year. Upon her arrival she noticed her daughter’s hair was a mess and her lipstick was all smudged.
She then went upstairs and noticed a pair of men’s boots sitting beside the girl’s bed, which prosecutor Geoff Whelan said “understandably caused suspicion.”
The mother then asked her daughter what she was doing and who was in the home. Then when she looked down at the bed she saw movement in the drawer underneath the mattress and the bed’s valance was folded back.
“She saw movement of material which seemed to match the suit jacket her daughter was holding.
“The girl replied ‘Mr. Welsh’.
“Her mother ordered the defendant to get out from under the bed and recognized him from the school,” Whelan told the court.
At that point, the shocked mother immediately phoned police and her husband, and Welsh was arrested shortly after.
The relationship with the “impressionable” girl began last summer while she was taking her GCSE exams, and Welsh had sexual contact with her at least two other times before being caught.
Welsh, who’s married to a local doctor and has a child of his own, would bombard the 16-year-old girl’s phone with texts, including “Have you heard about my math lesson? We’re going to find out if 35 goes into 16.”
The two had one encounter in Welsh’s car where they had “simulated sex,” and the other was in the girl’s home the day before her mother caught them.
He pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust. He as given a 14-month jail sentence, which was suspended for two years, ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service, and placed on the sex offender’s registry.