Indian-origin teacher found guilty of sex with students

Friday, November 19, 2010

LONDON - An Indian-origin woman has been found guilty of sexual misconduct after she confessed she had sex with two 15-year-old students earlier this year, a media report said Friday.

Hina Patel, a 37-year-old teacher at Birkdale High School for Boys in Merseyside, Friday pleaded guilty to two charges of abusing her position of trust by sexual misconduct at the North Sefton magistrate’s court.

She will be sentenced at the Liverpool Crown Court Monday, the Daily Mail reported.

The court was told she seduced a 15-year-old schoolboy with the promise of a warm bed at her home, saying: “Get in bed, the electric blanket’s on.”

The teenager - who is now 16 and cannot be named - said Patel gave him her phone number while he was in detention before they slept together in February while her children were away with their father.

“I got sent to isolation and Hina was on duty. She was talking to me about why I got sent there and telling me to calm down. Then, out of nowhere, she just slipped me her number on a little bit of paper. I was amazed and confused. I didn’t tell my mates straight away but I was texting her, trying to keep it quiet,” the boy said.

The teenager said that after around 10 days of regularly messaging each other, even when both were at school, he was invited to Patel’s home.

“I asked her if her husband was home and she told me she was divorced and that’s where the kids were,” he said.

After his encounter at Patel’s home, he passed her phone number to his friend, who also began sending her text messages.

“She text us both lots of weird stuff. One said: ‘My knees tremble when I see you’. Sometimes she would send us the exact same messages,” he said.

“My friend had sex with her three or four times and he stayed over at her house once. She sent him a text saying: ‘It’s going to be a few more years before the tiger comes out’.”

Patel was suspended from the school as soon as the allegations emerged.

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