High school teacher, 43, who was locked up in bedwetting only at the age of 13 for sleeping with an underage girl – claiming he was a VIRGO when he first abused her
- Adam Schapendonk, 43, was found guilty of sexual abuse of a child under 16
- He worked as a high school teacher at Morwell in Victoria’s East Gippsland
- The failed teacher claimed that he was still a virgin when he first violated his victim
A high school teacher who only got the bed wet at 1pm claimed he was a virgin before he violated his underage victim.
Adam Schapendonk, 43, was registered in the sex offenders register for life after he was convicted of sexual abuse of a ‘vulnerable’ child.
He became a high school teacher in Morwell in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in 2006 after abandoning his dreams of becoming a full-time teacher.
Adam Schapendonk, 43, (photo) was placed in the sex offenders register for life after being convicted of sexual abuse of a ‘vulnerable’ child
That was where he met his then-13-year-old victim, before he started violating her in late 2018, the Herald Sun.
Meanwhile, just years after starting his college business, he also launched an online vitamin company ‘My Daily Vita’ that was so successful that he was able to buy some investment properties
The victim’s father raised the alarm when he found lewd images of her. The police subsequently found another 69 photos of the girl in Schapedonk’s possession.
He was charged by the police in 2019, but continued to teach a number of local students despite ongoing criminal proceedings.
One of his student’s parents even gave him a character reference in court as part of his defense.
Meanwhile, he also started an online vitamin company years after starting his college business that was so successful that he was able to buy some investment properties.
Schapendonk became a high school teacher in Morwell in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in 2006 after abandoning his dreams of becoming a full-time teacher
The company no longer appears to be operating, but last year’s product reviews have labeled the vitamin business as a “scam” due to claims that customers have never received their products.
Daily Mail Australia contacted the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate the allegations.
Schapendonk will spend up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday to three counts of sexually invasive child under 16 years of age at County Court.
When delivering the conviction, Judge Amanda Fox took into account his guilty plea and full police confession.
Schapedonk had told the police that he “should have known better” and worked on the proceedings as the charges progressed.
Schapendonk has been in prison for up to three years after pleading guilty on Wednesday to three counts of sexually invasive child under 16 at County Court
Judge Fox told the court despite his plea that his victim as a child was “vulnerable” and that the consequences of his offense will have lasting effects.
“Sexual offenses that occur when the victim is a child and is unwilling to make a statement can be difficult, if not impossible, to prosecute and prove,” said Judge Fox.
“Children are not mature enough to understand the consequences of their behavior and decisions.”
Schapedonk has been in prison for up to three years.