Australian teacher Monica Young cried in court because the room heard how she groomed a teen student right into a sexual relationship, and dared the boy to have sex along with her on a number of events.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian teacher Monica Young confronted her sentencing listening to Thursday after admitting to a few counts of aggravated sexual activity with a toddler beneath 16.
The court docket heard how the educator advised her teen sufferer that he “didn’t have the balls” to get bodily along with her in an obvious dare for sex.
“You started to dare him by saying things like ‘you don’t have the balls’ in terms of physical contact with you. Who’s being inappropriate? He’s 14, isn’t he? You’re his teacher?” a prosecutor requested her, with Young responding “yes.”
She stated the sexual acts occurred two or 3 times out of sophistication and a couple of times throughout instructing at college, and agreed with Mr Terracini that she had initiated the bodily contact “every single time”.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian teacher Monica Young additionally admitted she was the aggressor in each sexual encounter with the 14 yr outdated student, whom she first started by explicitly messaging on Snapchat.
The Daily Telegraph reported the court docket heard the educator as soon as advised the boy: “It‘s dangerous if we get caught but if you do it, it will be worth it.”
“This is not spontaneous,” the prosecutor told the court.
Young read an apology letter she wrote to the boy and his family aloud in court, crying while she did so.
The Greenacre woman was 23 and soon to be married, when she got her first full-time job at a Sydney school teaching teenage boys in March 2020.
Sydney teacher Monica Young’s sex abuse in classroom revealed
“I have caused emotional pain to (the victim) and I regret that deeply. I deeply regret that I let the relationship progress as far as it did … it was inappropriate and wrong,” Australian teacher Monica Young advised the courtroom.
“My intentions were never to hurt him,” she stated. “I deeply regret allowing the relationship to progress as far as it did. I knew it was wrong.”
“The lines became blurred and there was a lack of judgment that led to these serious offenses,” Australian teacher Monica Young stated.
“I cannot imagine how (the boy) and his family felt … it will be something they carry with them for the rest of their lives and it’s not something I can take back or change,” she continued, based on news.com.au.
Her high-profile barrister Margaret Cunneen SC advised the court docket Ms Young, who was engaged on the time of the offences, “was in a relationship of several years … but it was going very badly”.
Prosecutor Alexander Terracini requested the choose to contemplate that Young sexually assaulted a student inside months of beginning full-time instructing as rationale for a custodial sentence.
“While it could be accepted she didn‘t go into teaching to get to children, in her very first job within months, she was abusing children,” Terracini said. ” The fact is she is a 23 year-old teacher and she is abusing a 14-year-old. That is why she needs to go to jail.”
According to PerthNow, Young told the court she is ashamed of her actions and that seeing a psychologist made her reflect on the “foolishness” of her behavior.
Australian teacher Monica Young is set to hear her sentence on July 8. She remains free on bail.
Medical reports cited borderline personality disorder features, while the breakdown of her engagement with another man negatively impacted her, the court was told.