Fontainebleau, France – A French teacher was handed a suspended jail sentence Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old pupil, the latest of several cases fueling debate over the age of consent.
French teacher to be tried for sex with pupil aged 14
The 31-year-old maths teacher had an affair for several months with the girl this year after they struck up a conversation on Instagram.
The pupil, who was in the man’s class last year, insisted the pair were in love but her parents said he was a sexual predator who exploited his position of power.
The girl later told the court that she thought she had been “manipulated”.