Our thanks to Nick for this. The start of the piece:
A teacher who engaged in a “full blown” sexual relationship with a teenager has been jailed after a judge remarked: “What 15-year-old schoolboy would turn down such an attractive offer?”
Alice McBrearty, 23, blamed the affair on the stress of being “thrown in at the deep end” by Teach First, a prestigious fast-track scheme designed to attract the brightest graduates into the teaching profession.
Let’s reverse the genders, and consider a 23-year-old male teacher found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. What would the response be to a judge stating this:
What 15-year-old schoolgirl would turn down such an attractive offer?