Teacher sends sick Snapchat messages to 14-year-old student after she had sex with him because she was ‘lonely’
A Melbourne teacher who claimed she was ‘not thinking of a number’ when she had sex with her 14-year-old student could be released from prison within a year.
Azar Rahmatzadeh started talking to the male student on Snapchat during summer vacation.
She enjoyed the boy’s attention and invited him to her home for a drink, the court heard.
After picking him up from the train station in her car, she told him to keep a low profile and hide while they drove to her house.
Melbourne teacher Azar Rahmatzadeh, who claimed she was ‘not thinking of a song’ when she had sex with her 14-year-old student, could be released from prison within a year.
She allowed the boy to help himself to alcohol as soon as they arrived.
Rahmatzadeh then sat on his lap, kissed him and had sex with the boy in her bedroom.
His father picked him up and took him to his mother’s house, where he cried.
In the following weeks, Rahmatzadeh sent the boy a number of social media messages calling him “handsome” and her “favorite” student.
“F***ing love your guts forever. I’m really sorry if I hurt you,’ she told him.
The boy did not tell his mother what happened for months until he became concerned that a video shared at the school could become public.
His mother now feels that she has not protected him.
The boy said he has since been subjected to ridicule and ridicule in the schoolyard and has lost friends.
When she was questioned by the police, Rahmatzadeh blamed the boy.
She later pleaded guilty to sexual penetration of a child under 16.
‘He is very young, a child. I wasn’t thinking about a song that is absolutely horrific,” she said.
County Court Judge Anne Hassan said Rahmatzadeh, then 44, had several chances to think and avoid the “disastrous consequences” her offense had on the boy.
It was a gross breach of trust and her messages before the insult were infused with sexual overtones, the judge said.
“You were an experienced teacher who knew what you were doing was wrong.”
The boy did not tell his mother what happened for months until he became concerned that a video shared at the school could become public
She jailed Rahmatzadeh for up to two and a half years on Friday.
She is eligible for parole after serving just one year.
Judge Hassan gave her a shorter sentence because she said Rahmatzadeh experienced “mental turmoil” and despair when she committed the crime.
She was lonely after enduring the COVID-19 lockdowns on her own, and burned out as her teaching workload increased.
She said that Rahmatzadeh had undergone extracurricular punishment by losing her career, reputation, her home and subjection to media attention.
Rahmatzadeh is registered as a sex offender for 15 years.