33-year-old teacher who had sex with 15-year-old student in her car and apartment after making him drink alcohol faces jail
- Siobhan McLean, 33, met the boy while she was a student support manager at a school.
A teacher who had sex with a 15-year-old student in the back of her car and in an apartment – the latter after making him drink alcohol – faces prison.
Siobhan McLean, 33, met the boy in her role as a student support manager at a secondary school in Lanarkshire, Hamilton Sheriff Court heard.
She had helped a relative of the teen register for college classes and attend classes the boy was attending.
But after the boy’s family member left the school, McLean contacted him on social media and they began exchanging messages – before the mother-of-one arranged to meet him at a university union.
They went out in the evening with another person, drinking alcohol, before retreating to an apartment where she began kissing the teenager and later had sex with him.
Pupil support teacher Siobhan McLean found guilty at Hamilton Sheriff Court (pictured)
A few days later she arranged to see him again before they had sex in the back of his BMW in a secluded car park at Craignethan Castle, near Blackwood, Lanarkshire.
The boy’s mother later became alarmed after hearing him say “I love you” during a phone call.
He had claimed he was speaking to a friend, but his phone was confiscated and revealed McLean’s intimate messages, prompting police to be called.
McLean, of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court and admitted engaging in sexual activity with the boy in September last year.
Fiscal Depute Aga Mathieson said: “The accused along with the girl and boy went together to the student union where they all consumed alcohol.
“They stayed for a few hours and returned to the girl’s accommodation where they continued to consume alcohol and eat pizza.
“The girl went to bed, leaving the accused and complainant to play cards, but then they started kissing and having sex.
“They put their clothes back on and went to sleep.
“A week later the accused and the complainant had been texting and she came to pick up the complainant in her black BMW.
“They drove to the Craignethan Castle car park, sat in the back seat of the car and had sex.
“The car has since been scientifically examined and DNA evidence confirms that sexual activity took place.”
The prosecutor added: “His phone was then confiscated and he was told he could not be given his phone at night.
“The messages were checked and there was a number between the accused and the complainant and the matter was reported to the police.”
Sheriff Liam Murphy deferred sentencing for the first offender until next month for reports and continued bail.
He added: “You have pleaded guilty to a serious offense involving a significant breach of trust.”
McLean, who is no longer employed as a teacher, has been placed on the sex offenders register.