Teacher Caught Under Student's Bed
Welsh was convicted on six counts of sexual activity with a child while in a position of trust.
Welsh’s sexual relationship with the 16-year-old was exposed when her mother returned home unexpectedly one morning last July.Welsh received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
The 36-year-old had bombarded the pupil with obscene texts, including: ‘Have you heard about my maths lesson? We’re going to find out if 35 goes into 16.’
But he was caught out when her mother noticed a pair of man’s boots at the side of the bed in her room.
The court heard she also spotted her ‘impressionable’ daughter had ruffled hair and smudged lipstick.
While confronting her daughter, she looked down and saw movement in the drawer compartment within the girl’s single bed.[…]
‘She asked the girl: “What are you doing? Who is here?”
‘The girl replied “Mr Welsh”.
‘Her mother ordered the defendant to get out from under the bed and recognised him from the school.’