Lesbian teacher, 28, admits to sexually abusing three female students as young as 13 for over two years

The 28-year-old female teacher worked at a southern suburbs school in Perth and would take her pupils on trips to the beach where she sexually penetrated them multiple times


                            Lesbian teacher, 28, admits to sexually abusing three female students as young as 13 for over two years

A 28-year-old arts teacher from a Perth school is facing up to 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to 48 sex offences against two of her female students.

Australian media outlet The Weekend West revealed that the young female teacher working at a southern suburbs school used to take her pupils on trips to the beach and carried out lesbian relationships with them for over two years.

The abuser, whose name has been hidden to protect the identities of her victims, has lost her job after she was arrested in July last year. She has now been put on an Education Department blacklist. This week, she pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offence allegations against her including the charges relating to a third girl.

“The teacher was dismissed by the Department of Education shortly after,” Mike Cullen, acting executive director professional standards and conduct, revealed.

The Rockingham Magistrate’s Court was informed that the teacher's victims aged 16 at the time of the offences were abused multiple times. (Getty Images) 
The Rockingham Magistrate’s Court was informed that the teacher's victims aged 16 at the time of the offences were abused multiple times. (Getty Images) 

She had only been teaching in the school since 2013 and, according to the newsletters from the teacher’s former school, frequent trips to the beach and forest were a core part of her responsibilities, along with hosting photography and graphic design workshops. However, it was the activities she hosted with the students outside of the school premises that raised eyebrows and led the police to launch an investigation in the middle of last year, specifically after one of the girls made allegations to the school that she had previously been “in a relationship” with the teacher.

The Rockingham Magistrate’s Court was informed that the first victim was aged between 16 and 13 at the time of the offences and, over 16 months, the teacher dealt with that victim, beyond which she also sexually penetrated her 10 times. The second student, who was 16 at the time, was indecently dealt with and sexually penetrated 14 times in 2017.

An investigation was launched against the teacher after one of the students revealed that she had previously been “in a relationship” with the teacher. (Getty Images)
An investigation was launched against the teacher after one of the students revealed that she had previously been “in a relationship” with the teacher. (Getty Images)

Around 23 more charges were filed in relation to the third victim. “Police prosecutors in conjunction with the investigating officer reviewed the evidence and made a decision to amend numerous charges, as well as discontinue several charges,” they said. “The facts of the discontinued charges are being used to support the most serious charge of persistent sexual conduct of a child under 16, which carries a punishment of 20 years.”