A teacher has been jailed for eight months after sleeping with a student
Married George Fisher was also placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years after grooming the girl at the school where he taught PE.
He first got the girl’s mobile phone number when she was a 12-year-old first year student and their relationship developed.
The 32-year-old was her hockey coach at an Ayrshire school and also at a hockey club.
PE teacher George Fisher was placed on the sex offenders register
Fisher convinced the girl to tell her parents she was going to school early for extra hockey training but the pupil – who is now 17 and in sixth tear – was meeting her secretly.
Fisher would let her in to the school, via the fire exit, at 7.30am and the two would share trysts in the gym hall.
Over a five-month period they got closer and closer. He began going to her home two or three times a week over a six-week-period for sex romps.
In December, Fisher pleaded guilty at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court to repeatedly having sex with someone under 18 while in a position of trust.
The accused and the complainer have known each other since she was 12
Procurator Fiscal Depute Katie McColl said: “The accused and the complainer have known each other since she was 12.
“In May 2016 she texted him, thanking him for arranging a trip and this began text communication. In mid-May the accused began ending his texts with kisses and the complainer likewise.
“In May this year the accused suggested she meet him at the school before 8am. The complainer agreed and an arrangement was made between the parties.
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The 32-year-old first got the girl's phone number when she was 12
“While the complainer was on holiday, the accused informed her he was in love with her. The complainer informed the accused she loved him also.”
Staff became suspicious after the girl was spotted at school early and an investigation was launched.
Checks of the school’s CCTV system and where Fisher had used his security pass revealed the truth.
The school informed the girl’s parents and one night, when she said she was going to a takeaway, her mother found her nearby in Fisher’s car.
Fisher, of Saltcoats, Ayrshire, was arrested, and admitted his guilt.
Sheriff Alistair Watson said: “You were in a position of trust and abused it for your own sexual gratification. You’ve shown a very concerning lack of remorse and lack of contrition for what you’ve done and seem to minimise your behaviour.”
A North Ayrshire Council spokesman said yesterday: “Mr Fisher is no longer an employee of the council.”