Skip to comments.Music teacher Helen Goddard jailed for lesbian affair with pupil
Posted on 09/21/2009 8:36:27 AM PDT by South Hawthorne
A public school mistress who was pressured into a lesbian affair by a 15-year-old pupil will be allowed to continue see the girl after she is released from a 15-month jail term.
Helen Goddard - a music teacher nicknamed the jazz lady by pupils - befriended the teenager over coffee after lessons and their relationship eventually became sexual.
Goddard wept as she was jailed today at Londons Southwark Crown Court and placed on the sex offenders' register.
But Judge Anthony Pitts decided not to grant a prosecution request that she be banned from seeing the teenager for five years.
She describes the pair having feelings for one another, and that that was not planned or expected, said counsel.
This developed into them flirting with each other and sending text messages to each other. They went for a walk one day and she describes kissing Ms Goddard on the lips, which Ms Goddard responded to.
The youngster also spoke of lying to her parents to stay at the trumpet teachers home where they shared a bed and kissed.
Further lies and more overnight stays followed as the relationship developed.
Ms Naughton said the pair also had sexual relations at her parents home.
In June, having declared they loved each other the girl told her parents she was going to spend a weekend with a relative in France, the girl and her teacher caught a plane to Paris.
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But when I wrote that story where almost the exact same thing happened, YOU said it was “unbelievable”.
FREE GODDARD NOW!
NOT GUILTY (and where the heck was she when I was in high school??????????)
Not guilty by any meaning of the term
That should lick the problem she has.
She will still be allowed to see the student after serving time? Such is the kindness of the lib courts these days.
Thank gawd the victim wasn’t 14./s
are you a lezbean? LOL!
I wonder if her supervisor called her on the carpet?
Not so guilty.
Sounds like beating around the bush to me.
Helen Goddard - a music teacher nicknamed the jazz lady by pupils
Id hit it.
Flat as an 11 year old boy: GUILTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well, they say playing trumpet is all in the lip.
Trumpet is difficult to teach. It’s all in the lips and the tongue.
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