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Jeremy Forrest seeks end to contact ban with Eastbourne schoolgirl

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Shamed teacher Jeremy Forrest has claimed a ban on contacting his former pupil and lover breaches his human rights.

In a letter sent to the Daily Express, Forrest, 31, said |he had been affected by Dartmoor prison’s “isolated geography”.

Forrest, from Ringmer, said: “The reason why contact is so vital to us is because of the support and stability our relationship gives our lives.

“She is the most remarkable person I have ever met and the strength she continues to show is nothing short of amazing.

“I will not abandon her.

“The restriction on correspondence has to be lifted if the victim writes to the offender.

“Due to her age there can be no restriction put on her and it is a breach of Articles 8 and 10 of the European Human Rights Act to not allow this contact.”

Former Bishop Bell School maths teacher Forrest and the pupil fled the UK in September 2012.

At Lewes Crown Court last year he was convicted of child abduction.

He claims he agreed to face charges only on the condition that he was allowed to correspond with the girl, now 16, who cannot be identified for legal reasons.

But Forrest was banned from reading a series of “warm and affectionate” letters from the girl, which he said showed she still wanted to be with him.

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9:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Here comes another convicted criminal playing the Human Rights card.

Tw*t.
Here comes another convicted criminal playing the Human Rights card. Tw*t. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: -25

10:36am Wed 12 Feb 14

Crystal Ball says...

This man needs a serious reality check.
This man needs a serious reality check. Crystal Ball
  • Score: -20

10:40am Wed 12 Feb 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

He was convicted of a crime and yet doesn't take it at all seriously. I hope the young lass finds someone else by the time he is released. He really is a first class creep.
He was convicted of a crime and yet doesn't take it at all seriously. I hope the young lass finds someone else by the time he is released. He really is a first class creep. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: -22

1:14pm Wed 12 Feb 14

a person says...

Jeremy Forrest is not a paedophile .
I think most people know that paedophiles supposedly
Like pre puberty children.
This girl was 15 years old .
Photos of her show she looks like a young woman not a
young child..

This would be no excuse to abuse a young girl ,
but this couple were in a relationship and planned a future together.

The girl was a willing partner and wanted to be with him.,
She spent a week in France with him willingly .she did not
want to be found.
In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was
her idea. They communicated on internet websites and phones.
I know he should not have been a willing partner but I also
think it is a waste of money keeping him in prison .
Jeremy Forrest is not a paedophile . I think most people know that paedophiles supposedly Like pre puberty children. This girl was 15 years old . Photos of her show she looks like a young woman not a young child.. This would be no excuse to abuse a young girl , but this couple were in a relationship and planned a future together. The girl was a willing partner and wanted to be with him., She spent a week in France with him willingly .she did not want to be found. In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was her idea. They communicated on internet websites and phones. I know he should not have been a willing partner but I also think it is a waste of money keeping him in prison . a person
  • Score: 20

1:16pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Creepy, isn't it?
Creepy, isn't it? Roundbill
  • Score: -17

1:31pm Wed 12 Feb 14

qm says...

"girl, now 16, who cannot be identified for legal reasons"

which is rather silly really as her identity is freely available on the websites of most British news organisations including this one!

@ 'a person' quote: "In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was her idea."

It is a matter of public record that she admitted the trip the France was entirely at her instigation with the determination of youth.

I wish them both every happiness whatever the future holds for them!
"girl, now 16, who cannot be identified for legal reasons" which is rather silly really as her identity is freely available on the websites of most British news organisations including this one! @ 'a person' quote: "In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was her idea." It is a matter of public record that she admitted the trip the France was entirely at her instigation with the determination of youth. I wish them both every happiness whatever the future holds for them! qm
  • Score: 16

1:47pm Wed 12 Feb 14

CharlotteP says...

What about her parents 'human rights' not to have their daughter's teacher abduct her?!?! He was meant to be in a position of trust - he abused that trust - therefore surely he loses his right to claim human rights over this.
What about her parents 'human rights' not to have their daughter's teacher abduct her?!?! He was meant to be in a position of trust - he abused that trust - therefore surely he loses his right to claim human rights over this. CharlotteP
  • Score: -18

2:12pm Wed 12 Feb 14

angrymonkey says...

Human Rights Act god lets get out of the EU and all this rubbish he was a teacher that bed underage girl that he was ment to look after . Be a man grown up leave the poor girl to move on with her life not keep getting this in the news you low life man.
Human Rights Act god lets get out of the EU and all this rubbish he was a teacher that bed underage girl that he was ment to look after . Be a man grown up leave the poor girl to move on with her life not keep getting this in the news you low life man. angrymonkey
  • Score: -19

2:13pm Wed 12 Feb 14

angrymonkey says...

if under 16 you are under law a paedophile
if under 16 you are under law a paedophile angrymonkey
  • Score: -25

3:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Made In Sussex says...

When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..
When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing.. Made In Sussex
  • Score: 13

3:48pm Wed 12 Feb 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

qm wrote:
"girl, now 16, who cannot be identified for legal reasons"

which is rather silly really as her identity is freely available on the websites of most British news organisations including this one!

@ 'a person' quote: "In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was her idea."

It is a matter of public record that she admitted the trip the France was entirely at her instigation with the determination of youth.

I wish them both every happiness whatever the future holds for them!
Actually, she changed her story to fit his. In the beginning in her statements she did not say she instigated the trip to France. Of course it was him - he even used his wife's passport! She later said she instigated it to try and give him some sort of defence for his actions.

I understand that people can fall in love but I think if you are married teacher in a position of trust you should not be kissing 14 year old girls from your class, let alone taking them away to France when they are still underage. I really do not understand how anyone can support him. She will probably be too old for him by the time he gets out.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: "girl, now 16, who cannot be identified for legal reasons" which is rather silly really as her identity is freely available on the websites of most British news organisations including this one! @ 'a person' quote: "In fact some of the articles in the papers at the time suggest it was her idea." It is a matter of public record that she admitted the trip the France was entirely at her instigation with the determination of youth. I wish them both every happiness whatever the future holds for them![/p][/quote]Actually, she changed her story to fit his. In the beginning in her statements she did not say she instigated the trip to France. Of course it was him - he even used his wife's passport! She later said she instigated it to try and give him some sort of defence for his actions. I understand that people can fall in love but I think if you are married teacher in a position of trust you should not be kissing 14 year old girls from your class, let alone taking them away to France when they are still underage. I really do not understand how anyone can support him. She will probably be too old for him by the time he gets out. thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 4

3:56pm Wed 12 Feb 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Made In Sussex wrote:
When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..
Still doesn't escape the fact he committed a major breach of trust, 'kidnapped' and slept with an underage girl.

And was found guilty of it.
[quote][p][bold]Made In Sussex[/bold] wrote: When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..[/p][/quote]Still doesn't escape the fact he committed a major breach of trust, 'kidnapped' and slept with an underage girl. And was found guilty of it. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 7

4:10pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Crystal Ball says...

Made In Sussex wrote:
When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..
Bet you wouldn't be saying that if it was your daughter he'd committed the acts with?

The man is a manipulative, decisive, convicted criminal who is attempting to play the "my rights" card and the mere fact he only managed a letter to the Daily Express speaks volumes for his level of confidence in achieving anything credible.
[quote][p][bold]Made In Sussex[/bold] wrote: When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..[/p][/quote]Bet you wouldn't be saying that if it was your daughter he'd committed the acts with? The man is a manipulative, decisive, convicted criminal who is attempting to play the "my rights" card and the mere fact he only managed a letter to the Daily Express speaks volumes for his level of confidence in achieving anything credible. Crystal Ball
  • Score: -11

4:26pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Whoever was voting down the first few comments seems to have stopped: presumably the computer room of HMP Dartmoor's nonce wing has limited opening hours. It'll be interesting to see whether there's a glut of thumbs-downs between 10:00am and mid-day tomorrow.
Whoever was voting down the first few comments seems to have stopped: presumably the computer room of HMP Dartmoor's nonce wing has limited opening hours. It'll be interesting to see whether there's a glut of thumbs-downs between 10:00am and mid-day tomorrow. Roundbill
  • Score: -18

5:20pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

Ooh, and they're back online...
Ooh, and they're back online... Roundbill
  • Score: -8

5:54pm Wed 12 Feb 14

angrymonkey says...

its worrying how some here think its ok for a teacher to have sex with a underage kid they are teaching the right and wrongs he should been locked up . or maybe jimmy mates are trying to say its ok still.
its worrying how some here think its ok for a teacher to have sex with a underage kid they are teaching the right and wrongs he should been locked up . or maybe jimmy mates are trying to say its ok still. angrymonkey
  • Score: -7

6:37pm Wed 12 Feb 14

John Steed says...

in loco parentis he was a teacher, and the law is clear,. when a teacher and student are involved the student has to be over 18, the 16 age limit does not apply, he was in gross breach of trust and was rightfully convicted. he should stop whinging and "do his bird" because this is the easiest time of the rest of his life.
in loco parentis he was a teacher, and the law is clear,. when a teacher and student are involved the student has to be over 18, the 16 age limit does not apply, he was in gross breach of trust and was rightfully convicted. he should stop whinging and "do his bird" because this is the easiest time of the rest of his life. John Steed
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Wed 12 Feb 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Roundbill wrote:
Ooh, and they're back online...
Is it half term?
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Ooh, and they're back online...[/p][/quote]Is it half term? thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: -6

7:48pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I bet he won't fancy her when he gets out as she will be too old for him. Maybe she has a younger sister?
I bet he won't fancy her when he gets out as she will be too old for him. Maybe she has a younger sister? Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: -16

9:03am Thu 13 Feb 14

Ambo Guy says...

Still got a lot of Paedos posting on here clearly. Some people seem to dislike any comments criticising this mans relationship with a pupil of his when she was just 15.
Still got a lot of Paedos posting on here clearly. Some people seem to dislike any comments criticising this mans relationship with a pupil of his when she was just 15. Ambo Guy
  • Score: -3

12:57pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Made In Sussex says...

The Prophet of Doom wrote:
Made In Sussex wrote:
When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..
Still doesn't escape the fact he committed a major breach of trust, 'kidnapped' and slept with an underage girl.

And was found guilty of it.
Maybe so and not saying he hasnt done wrong.. but if they want to be together and she is an adult then my statement holds true..
[quote][p][bold]The Prophet of Doom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Made In Sussex[/bold] wrote: When she becomes 18 and if she wants to be with him all of the above silly ill- informed comments will mean nothing..[/p][/quote]Still doesn't escape the fact he committed a major breach of trust, 'kidnapped' and slept with an underage girl. And was found guilty of it.[/p][/quote]Maybe so and not saying he hasnt done wrong.. but if they want to be together and she is an adult then my statement holds true.. Made In Sussex
  • Score: 1

12:31am Fri 14 Feb 14

GoldenTorch says...

angrymonkey wrote:
if under 16 you are under law a paedophile
Under what law? You're talking kak. That word is not used in legal terms. The English language definition is a paedophile has sexual interest in pre-pubescents, there's another term for post-pubescent but I can't remember what it is.

The media (and lawyers in court) use the term paedophile whenever they fancy its far more likely to create interest in a story and defame a character in court.

Ambo Guy you better ditch your old copies of the Sun, cause even those 16/17 year page 3 girls are legally 'child ****' now.
[quote][p][bold]angrymonkey[/bold] wrote: if under 16 you are under law a paedophile[/p][/quote]Under what law? You're talking kak. That word is not used in legal terms. The English language definition is a paedophile has sexual interest in pre-pubescents, there's another term for post-pubescent but I can't remember what it is. The media (and lawyers in court) use the term paedophile whenever they fancy its far more likely to create interest in a story and defame a character in court. Ambo Guy you better ditch your old copies of the Sun, cause even those 16/17 year page 3 girls are legally 'child ****' now. GoldenTorch
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Sun 16 Feb 14

randomcomments says...

what i don't get is he cheated on his wife, why wont he cheat on the school girl ?
what i don't get is he cheated on his wife, why wont he cheat on the school girl ? randomcomments
  • Score: 0

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