14/08/2014 12:52 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Jailed Teacher Jeremy Forrest To Be Moved 200 Miles Away From Schoolgirl He Seduced

Jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest to be moved 200 miles away from schoolgirl he seduced

Jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest is to be moved to a sex offenders' prison nearly 200 miles away from the pupil he ran away with after she tried to contact him and obtain visitor rights.

Forrest is currently serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence at the mainstream Lewes prison, East Sussex, only a few miles from Bishop Bell School, Eastbourne, where he started the affair with the then 15-year-old.

But he is now being moved to a specialist jail 179 miles away after it was revealed that his victim managed to get a letter to him and bombarded the governor with calls demanding to see him.

The transfer is likely to scupper any chances of his victim, who is now 16 and studying for her A-levels, meeting him face to face before his release, expected to be in 2015.

Lucy Duckworth, of child protection campaign group See Changes, said: "It is a good thing that he is being moved and to a specialist jail."

Forrest was jailed in June after being convicted of abduction and admitting a further five counts of sexual activity with a child after he went on the run in France with his schoolgirl lover.

The former maths teacher will be moved this month to Ashfield prison, near Bristol, one of five controversial new jails designed to house only sex offenders.

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