Forrest schoolgirl says she will wait for lover’s release

Front page of The Sun newspaper, July 1st 2013 E27072P
Front page of The Sun newspaper, July 1st 2013 E27072P

The Eastbourne schoolgirl involved in the Jeremy Forrest case has spoken exclusively to The Sun and told the newspaper she wants her maths teacher’s babies.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the newspaper her relationship with Forrest is ‘true love’ and that she will wait for him to be released from prison.

He was sentenced to five-and-a-half years behind bars after being found guilty of child abduction and pleading guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child.

The former Bishop Bell School pupil, who is now 16 but was 14 when the relationship started and 15 when it turned sexual, told The Sun, “Jeremy is not a paedophile. If anything, it was me who groomed him.”

She told the national paper she was mature for her age but that he had taken her virginity on the first day of the summer holidays when she was 15.

The girl is reported to have visited his home while his 32-year-old wife Emily was away. The pupil and teacher pair also visited hotels.

She told The Sun, “At one stage I did think, ‘what would I do if his wife walks in? what would I do?’

“He said his wife would just have to deal with it.

“It was reassuring to know I was not his secret - but if his wife had seen my school uniform she would have realised I was a pupil.”

The girl and Forrest fled to France on September 20 last year, prompting a huge manhunt.

The girl told The Sun she blamed herself for getting her teacher lover in trouble with the law. She previously told a jury at Lewes Crown Court it was all her idea to run away.

She said the reason they were caught in France was because she was jealous of ‘flirty barmaids’ and had gone with him to a job interview. The girl was recognised by a bar manager in Bordeaux which led to Forrest’s arrest.

In the interview, she told The Sun Forrest is ‘the one’.

The national newspaper reported her saying, “I don’t have to go through the hassle and the heartbreak of seeing lots of boys to find the right one. I have found him and I feel very lucky.”