Jeremy Forrest could be thrown back in jail
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, left the country with married maths teacher Jeremy Forrest, 34, which sparked an international manhunt.
He was released from prison two years ago after serving less than three years of a five-and-a-half year sentence for child abduction and five charges of sexual activity with a child.
And now the girl, known as Gemma, told Cosmopolitan magazine’s July issue that she has been in contact with Forrest on Facebook messenger since his release.
Facebook messages breach the terms of Forrest's licence
Right up until the very last moment I thought things might be OK, and that people would understand how we’d fallen in love
She said that he sounded "the same and, importantly, happy".
The messaging is in breach of Forrest's license because he was ordered not to have any contact with her, which could prompt an investigation by officials over whether he should return to prison.
Forrest was a member of staff at Bishop Bell School in Eastbourne, East Sussex, and married when he ran away with the underage girl.
The girl, now 19, told the magazine she knew it was against the law, but said: “We genuinely believed that if we stuck it out for a tricky few years eventually we could return home and people would accept our relationship.
The couple sparked an international manhunt
“Right up until the very last moment I thought things might be OK, and that people would understand how we’d fallen in love.
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“But when he was found guilty of child abduction and sex with a minor, I broke down in the dock beside his family.
Forrest, who is originally from Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, exchanged romantic messages with the girl on social media before having sex with her after she turned 15.
Forrest served less than three years of a five-and-a-half year sentence
The pair ran away to Bordeaux, France, in September 2012, fearing their sexual relationship was about to be exposed.
When the police became aware the pair were exchanging text messages, Forrest drove the pair to Dover, where they boarded a ferry for France.
The pair were found after a week where Forrest was charged and went on to face trial.