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Ex-teacher facing charges for Rome trip with boy 17

By WBEsme  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

Roseanna Langley
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A teacher who had a sexual relationship with a 16 year old pupil is facing jail after planning a holiday with him - just months after they shared another foreign break.

Roseanna Langley, who is currently living with her father in Mount Hawke, had an illicit relationship with a pupil from an Exeter secondary school and groomed him for sex.

She lost her dream career after sending him hundreds of explicit text messages, naked pictures of herself, and even lied about pregnant in order to prolong the affair.

Last July Langley was jailed for eight months, suspended for two years, attended a sex offenders’ course and placed on the Sex Offenders’ register for ten years after she admitted two offences of sexual activity with a male aged 13-17 while in a position of trust.

But on Friday Exeter magistrates court heard how the sacked science teacher was planning to fly off to Rome with the same lad, now aged 17, for a romantic break before he joins the Army.

The court heard that she also went to Norway in January with him – and only told the police after they came home.

Part of Langley’s court orders meant she has to tell the police about going on any foreign holidays at least seven days before going.

She was cautioned by police in January when she only told them after the trip to Norway and warned very clearly not to do it again.

But on Thursday the tearful blonde went to her local police station and said they were going to Rome on Sunday for three days.

Police arrested her and seized her passport and she spent the night in the cells.

Langley, aged 24, of Monks Road, Exeter, admitted breaching her notification requirements under the sex offenders register.

The court was told about her affair with the youth which has continued.

Miss Vanessa Francis, defending, said their relationship has continued and Langley was not his teacher before she was sacked and the lad left the school and is no longer a pupil.

She said their relationship is known to the probation service and they were heading off to Rome for a few days before he joins the Army in Yorkshire at the end of next week.

Miss Francis said: “She has not been trying to hide what she has been doing from the police. Her ultimate goal was to be a teacher. But what she did was wrong.”

Prosecutor Deborah Hodges said Langley claimed to have “forgotten” about telling the police when she was going abroad – even though she had cautioned just a few weeks earlier following the Norwegian holiday.

Exeter magistrates sent the case to the city’s Crown Court for a judge to sentence her next month. She was bailed.

Her boyfriend, who cannot be identified for legal reasons because of his age, sat in the public gallery and waved to her as she was led up from the cells in tears.

When she last appeared in that court last July a judge heard that Langley sent text messages to the teenager which included, “Baby please let me tie you up tomorrow, it’s so sexy” and “babe I love planning our future together”.

Pupils at the Exeter secondary school became aware of their relationship after she invited students to her flat to watch films. They said the couple kissed and cuddled before going to her bedroom.

At her original sentencing Recorder Paul Dunkels, QC, said: “I am told you had wanted to be a teacher since you were a child. You have destroyed that. You will never teach children again.”

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