“who else can I be a slut with?”
During the court hearing, it was revealed that Lowe sent the card to the teenager, when he blocked her on social media after she had sex with him at her house.
The incriminatory card which was sent to the student by the teacher was found by the student’s mother, who then called the Police. The card had a woman face down in grass with a short skirt on and revealing her underwear, and the teacher wrote:
“This is me after I found out you blocked me!
I’m a mess. You blocked me and I don’t know what I have done. Who else can I be a slut with? I would never, ever upset, hurt, harm or make you unhappy. So please tell me what I have done. Is it my fat old arse? It’s my birthday and I’m so sad.”
The court heard that she sent the card to him on her own birthday, and signed off the card with,
“I bloody miss you, love the slut.”
The defendant’s lawyer has denied the one count of sexual activity with a child and five counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in position of trust. On her arrest, Lowe gave a ‘no comment’ interview to the Police, but gave a prepared statement in which she accepted that she had been involved in a sexual relationship with the boy. However, she said it began when he was 17, making her to not be in a position of trust as he had left school.
The prosecuting lawyer, Mr Justin Hayhoe added:
“The issues really are at what point did this relationship commence? At 15, as the boy would say, or 17, as the defendant would say.”
The jury heard that she also paid for a tattoo for the boy, while pretending to be his aunt. They were also told by the prosecutor that sex started when the boy was 15 and at school, and though he was not ‘forced or coerced’ he was too young to consent by law.
On other occasions when the boy had turned 16 and could legally have sex, the teacher had broken the law because she was a teacher and in a position of trust. We learnt that the boy confided in his friends and felt ’embarrassed’ before blocking her from contacting him on social media.