30/06/2013 13:15 BST

Schoolgirl Abducted By Jeremy Forrest Says She Wants To Marry Him And Have His Children

The 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted by teacher Jeremy Forrest has said she wants to marry him and have his children when he is released from prison.

In an interview with the Sun, the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also claimed "it was me who groomed him".

She said: "I instigated the relationship in the first place and it was my suggestion to run away.

Forrest was jailed earlier this month

"But Jeremy is not a paedophile, if anything it was me who groomed him.

The schoolgirl also sees a future in their relationship claiming she wants to have Forrest's babies.

She said: "I love Jeremy so much and will wait for him, I don’t want anyone else, I’m not interested."

Last week Forrest's sister,Carrie Hanspaul, told the Mirror that her brother had pledged his undying love for the girl and would marry her.

Forrest and the girl sparked a international manhunt last year when they fled to France fearing their sexual relationship was about to be exposed.

They were found in Bordeaux. Forrest was arrested and charged with child abduction and five counts of sexual activity with a child.

He was found guilty earlier this month and sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail.

The girl is unable to visit Forrest in jail as anyone convicted of child sex offences is barred from having visitors under the age of 18.