Our thanks to Jeff for this. Extracts:
A teacher who impersonated a 14-year-old girl in order to accuse one of her male colleagues of sexual assault has been found guilty on Tuesday (31 January 2017) of malicious communications. Sheena Boll, 35, of Forest Gate in east London, called Childline and pretended to be a teenage girl from the school she worked at in Newham, in order to falsely claim she been sexually assaulted by a male member of staff who worked alongside her with special-needs youngsters…
It later emerged that she had a history of making formal complaints [some or all of them false complaints?] to police against employees of organisations and businesses before eventually withdrawing them, telling officers she had reached a private resolution [financial gain?] with the subjects of the complaints…
In a victim statement, the male teacher – who is still employed by the school – described how the false allegations “sickens and angers” him.
He said: “I found out that an anonymous call had been made to Childline naming me as a paedophile, in that I had groped the breast of a student. I just didn’t know what to do to convince people that I would never do anything like that to a child – the thought sickens and angers me.
“I felt sick to the stomach, and found the whole experience really stressful. I felt like my reputation had been tarnished, and I was really distressed and even depressed as a result. I care a lot about what people think of me and I love teaching and making a positive impact on young lives.”
It’s little wonder men are disinclined to pursue teaching as a career. Yet again, a woman who should be in prison today has walked free.
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