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Teacher fined for 'naked shower' texts to student

Clara Guibourg · 22 Dec 2011, 10:20

Published: 22 Dec 2011 10:20 GMT+01:00

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The text messages were sent in January to a 15-year-old girl who was a student at the middle school where the then trainee teacher was working.

In one message, the 35-year-old man suggested that the girl come over and test his bed.

In another, he wrote that he and the girl ought to shower together.

The district court cleared the man of all charges, ruling that the messages weren't of a sufficiently sexual nature to warrant a conviction.

As a result, the man was free to complete his training and receive his teacher's license.

However, the lower court's ruling has now been overturned by the court of appeals, which has convicted him of sexual molestation, reported the Metro newspaper.

"Being convicted of this type of crime means that he won't be able to work in a grade school," Lisa Öberg, in charge of Södertörn University's teacher education, told the newspaper.

Svea Court of Appeals ruled that the man must've been aware that the texts violated the girl's sexual integrity, reported Metro.

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"This man is a student who's gone against everything he's been taught at university about acting professionally. I think that's indefensible, and that it was right to convict him," said Lisa Öberg.

While the man has admitted to sending the messages, he claimed they were sent as a joke.

Clara Guibourg (clarabara@hotmail.com)

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Your comments about this article

11:06 December 22, 2011 by StockholmSam
Oh man, this guy is regretting his actions today. All those years of study down the tubes in a matter of seconds. Such a foolish choice.
12:21 December 22, 2011 by star10
How can a 35 years old teacher joke with a 15 year teenage student like this? The man is now rather joking when he expects people to believe this.
13:19 December 22, 2011 by Svensksmith
He's too dumb to be a teacher.
13:23 December 22, 2011 by Opinionfool
He should have waited until the girl was asleep before sending her these messages, current Swedish justice says if the girl is unconscious when the possible molestation act is performed then nothing happened.
15:31 December 22, 2011 by lovedealer76

What a fantastic law,lol
18:30 December 22, 2011 by abaeterno
i thought that a fifteen year old can engage in sexual activity. I must be wrong though.

Anyway. the guy is an idiot for doing it.
20:21 December 22, 2011 by Learner2011
How and Why the goon (The teacher) has the mobile number of the girl?
09:31 December 23, 2011 by Da Goat
I did not know the girl kept her phone in her secret pocket waiting for it to vibrate.

Oh goodie its going off .......no wait a minute it is the new geeky teacher, oh no I have been violated!

If only she had been asleep or drunk at the time! that will learn them both now won't it!

Funny I have never been able to text a stick or a bone, I had better take some lessons from that young buck!
14:42 December 29, 2011 by Descartes
Swedish should watch "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest " and not take this kind of staff seriously. I'm sure that 15 year old girl (who probably looks like she's 25) triggered the poor guys interest. :))))
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