Head teacher Anne Lakey jailed for sex with boys
24 June 2015
From the section Tyne & Wear
Teesside Crown Court heard Anne Lakey was a “sexual predator”
A nationally-acclaimed head teacher who had sex with two under-age boys has been jailed for eight years.
Anne Lakey, 55, from Stanley, County Durham, was found guilty on Tuesday of 13 counts of indecent assault on the teenagers in the 1980s.
Teesside Crown Court heard she took one boy’s virginity at her home and the other’s in a tent on a camping trip.
Lakey, described as a “sexual predator” by prosecutors, had denied committing the offences over a three-year period.
One victim was 15, while the other was aged 13 or 14 at the time he was assaulted.
During sentencing on Wednesday, the court heard Lakey’s offending was a “gross breach of trust”.
Prosecutor Caroline Goodwin read statements to the court written by both men about their experiences.
The younger victim said: “As a kid I thought it was great what was happening, but now I see it for what it was – wrong.”
The other said he had since realised he had been a “victim of sexual exploitation”.
“I feel a sense of shame that I allowed myself to be in that position,” he said.
During her trial, the court heard Lakey groomed the younger victim and took his virginity on the marital bed while he was still in his school uniform.
She also phoned his school and posed as his mother to enable him to play truant.
The older victim and Lakey first had sex in her tent after she encouraged him to sneak over in the middle of the night, jurors were told.
Lakey, a history and RE teacher in Sunderland at the time, went on to have repeated sexual relations …read more
Source:: BBC UK