A teacher who was put on the sex offenders register after she had an affair with a 17-year-old pupil has reportedly moved the boy, now 18, into her marital home.
Eppie Sprung Dawson, 27, was caught partially clothed in a lay-by with Matthew Robinson by police officers on a routine patrol. She subsequently lost her job, and her two year marriage to partner Ranald Dawson broke down after she admitted breaching her position of trust.
Now, the Mail reports that Matthew has left his parents' home after a row and moved in with Ms Dawson.
His family are said to have been left distressed by the move and are 'in shock'.
"We had a normal family row about his room being untidy and he just left. He rang Eppie to come and pick him up," his mum Sheree Robinson told the paper. "We don't know what she is after and what is in her mind. I think the whole family are still in shock."
Mrs Robinson branded Dawson a 'sex offender' who 'abused her power and her position to gain the trust of a child' and said she should have been imprisoned.
After being caught in the lay-by with the boy, Dawson entered a guilty plea to sexual activity with a person under 18. She was spared jail, but given a six-month community payback order, and was made to sign the sex offenders register for six months.
She now works in a bar after being sacked from her job at St Joseph's College in Dumfries.
Shortly after her trial, Dawson made contact with Matthew, and the pair have remained close. His father, Jonathan Robinson, 45, said that Dawson is 'keeping him there by buying him things'.
"She has got her hooks into him at the moment. She just can't let go," he said.
The Mail reports that Dawson is currently undergoing psychosexual counselling after reportedly being molested by an older man when she was 13.