Jeremy Forrest 'Had Sex With Schoolgirl In Hotels And Car', Jury Hears

Jeremy Forrest 'Had Sex With Schoolgirl In Hotels And Car', Jury Hears
Forrest being led into court
Forrest being led into court

A schoolgirl described to police how she slept with a married teacher in his spare room, hotels and his car, a court has heard.

The 14-year-old, who was allegedly abducted by 30-year-old teacher Jeremy Forrest, told officers during an interview how the pair had sex in various locations after they started their sexual relationship, adding that she was "not feeling guilty or feeling like I'd done anything wrong" and added that she "felt comfortable".

She said Forrest always wore a condom, saying that was "just a given". Trying to remember the first time she had sex with Forrest, how many times they had intercourse on that occasion and what they did afterwards, she said: "I think it was twice but I can't remember. We just went back to what we were doing before - watching TV. It was just normal."

The girl said she and Forrest were looking forward to being "close and intimate" and said he was attentive afterwards, "checking to make sure I was OK".

The jury heard that the girl was shown Forrest's marital bedroom. "He showed me the bedroom him and Emily used to share," she said. Speaking about how Forrest behaved with her in the period after they first had sex, she said: "He was nice. He was normal. He was exactly how he'd been the whole way through.

"After having sex for the first time, it was like a pressure off. I think he was nervous as well. After a few times of having sex we got used to each other. We just liked being around each other. He was always really nice and kind and caring and looked after me when we were away."

The girl said that, with Forrest's marital issues, she thought he would have been stressed out at times. "I was expecting him to be stressed and angry but he never was," she said. The girl said that as a couple they "made each other happy" and "nothing else mattered".

The girl talked about a quiet lane Forrest would drive her down where there was "no-one to see us", and said it was "just a place we could talk face to face". She added: "Sometimes we did have sex in the car." The girl said they referred to each other as "boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend".

She said that, as well as having sex, they would engage in other forms of sexual activity. "He asked me if it was OK. We'd already talked about having sex so that didn't really seem like much of a difference," she said. The girl said her friend found her relationship with the teacher "funny", but added that friends warned her to make sure she used protection, to make sure it was what she wanted and also to be careful that she was not caught.

When asked by police if she thought or understood there to be a problem with the relationship she was having, she said there was "the teacher thing", adding: "And obviously the age as well." She said that when their ages are put together there is a "bit of a difference", and some may see it as a problem, adding: "For me it's not."

The girl admitted to police that it felt like a "relief" that their relationship was finally out in the open. "I've never felt what me and Jeremy have done, or being in a relationship, is wrong, because it feels right," she said. She said she understands why it is wrong from a legal perspective, and admitted that if she was looking at a similar couple she would think it is "not going to work".

"I don't know how you'd have anything in common," she added. But that was not the case for her and Forrest, as she said: "Age was literally the least thing I worried about. "We spoke about the future and stuff and what we both wanted out of it."

The girl said Forrest had similar views on their age gap. "It didn't really seem to bother him either. Sometimes I'd just have this weird realisation, like 'Oh my God, you're double my age'," she said. The girl said boys her own age did not interest her and that Forrest gave his blessing to her finding a younger boyfriend.

"He did say to me 'I'll understand if you want to find a young boyfriend, like someone in your year'," she said, adding: "Obviously boys in my year are teenagers going through different things, something I wasn't attracted to." The girl said she and Forrest had "normal relationship problems" which she described as "silly stuff" such as her issues with him having a wife and she mentioned instances when he would see "another boy talking to me".

The girl said they professed their love for each other around the time they shared their first kiss. "He didn't say he loved me. He just said he was in love with me," she said. The girl told the police about the various social media websites they interacted on and recalled how "sexual photos" were also exchanged.

"There was topless ones," she said.

The girl said she sent the first photo, adding: "I was just wearing a hooded jacket and underwear. "Nothing was completely showing." She went on: "That was just because we were talking about becoming intimate. "I didn't really have a reason. I just wanted to send it so I did."

The girl said Forrest was "really shocked" by the photograph and added that he never asked her for pictures.


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