Great Britain, January 16, 2015. A female teacher of Indian heritage, Amardip Bhopari (28), was convicted of sexual activity with a child in Birmingham Crown Court. She will serve two years in jail and will be registered as a sex offender for 10 years. Bhopari, who has no teaching certificate or other education related credentials, was an art teacher at a school for children with learning disabilities. She hails from Streetly, Birmingham and began working at the school in December 2012.
Her victim, a 16-year-old boy who suffers from ADHD and dyslexia, was her student at the school. The two met in art class and began a sexual relationship after he gave Bhopari his number.
Bhopari pursued the teen with “sexual” texts and performed sex acts on him in her classroom, her car, her home, public places, and a hotel. She admitted to three counts of sexual activity with a child and also providing alcohol to the teen.
The judge in the case, James Burbidge offered some defense of the teacher stating: “I do not suggest you sought him out as vulnerable. However, as a teacher you owed him a duty of care that all teachers must owe to a child.”
According to the prosecutor, Bhopari continued to text the teen asking to hook up even after he began a relationship with a girl his own age. It appears the boy attempted to break off the relationship.
John Smitheman, Bhopari’s defense attorney, insists that she is full of remorse. He indicates she knew what she was doing was wrong, but that she fell in love with the teen nonetheless.
H/T: Daily Mail
Written by Holly Rennels