Forrest moved out of Lewes Prison to stop girl visiting

Teacher Jeremy Forrest arriving at Lewes Crown Court where he is accused of abducting a pupil. Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bordeaux, France, on September 28 last year following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.
Teacher Jeremy Forrest arriving at Lewes Crown Court where he is accused of abducting a pupil. Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bordeaux, France, on September 28 last year following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.

Bishop Bell teacher Jeremy Forrest has reportedly been moved out of Lewes Prison after his teenage victim bombarded the governor with requests to visit him.

He is currently serving a five-and-a-half year sentence for abduction and five counts of sexual activity with a child.

He started his sentence in the nearby Lewes Prison but the Herald understand he has now been moved to a sex offenders’ prison nearly 200 miles away from his former school and home.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, says she loves Forrest and will wait for his release.

She was 15 at the time of the offences and a pupil in his maths class but she is now 16.

Her identity is protected by a court order but the girl, who will start her A-levels in September, told The Sun she wanted to marry her teacher following his trial and conviction at Lewes Crown Court in June.

Forrest’s sister has also spoken to the national press and appeared on television to tell the nation her brother intends to be with the girl on his release.

This week, The Mail on Sunday revealed that the teenage girl has repeatedly tried to get visitors rights to see Forrest.

This is thought to have sparked the move of the 30-year-old former maths teacher 180 miles away to the specialist sex offenders Ashfield Prison, near Bristol.

This prison is one of five new jails which have been criticised in the national press.

Many believe keeping abusers together could reinforce their behaviour.

Ashfield, in Puckleschurch, is a former young offenders’ institution and was changed to a category C prison housing 400 low and medium risk male sex offenders.

Forrest will be among the first at the prison as the changes came in to force last month.

Moving Forrest is thought to have scuppered plans for the pair to meet before his release.

A convicted prisoner is allowed at least two 60-minute visits every four weeks.

The prison sends out visiting orders and booking numbers.

Some prisons also let visitors book appointments by email.

The prisoner decides who they want to see.

A prison service spokesperson said that they did not comment on individual cases and prisoners.

However, they added, “There are very strict rules governing contact between offenders and their victims.”