Teacher sent thousands of lewd texts to student, threatened suicide when caught

A 32-year-old teaching assistant has admitted angaging in sexual activity with the 14-year-old student when she was working at Hylands Academy in Chelmsford, Essex.

London: A 32-year-old teaching assistant has admitted angaging in sexual activity with the 14-year-old student when she was working at Hylands Academy in Chelmsford, Essex.

Charlotte Parker sent over a thousand lewd text messages to the teenage pupil after starting a two year affair with him.

However, she threatned suicide after the parents of the boy found out about the affair between the two. "Tonight is going to be the end of my life. I'll go quietly - I already have a bath ready," was the message she sent after she was told that the victim's parents had found out about the affair.

The jury heard that the relationship began when the victim was 14 and had sent Parker a Christmas card before it spiralled into a two-year love affair.

Parker pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of making indecent images of a child and one count of encouraging a child to perform a sex act on himself.

She denied two charges of attempting sexual intercourse with a child.

Judge John Lodge sentenced her to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.

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