Jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest has written to a national newspaper to declare his undying love for the pupil he ran away with, just days after being transferred 120 miles to a new prison following a dispute about letters from the 16-year-old.
The 31-year-old penned an emotional seven-page letter to the Daily Express promising not to abandon the teenager, with whom he fled to France when she was 15, and claiming his move to Dartmoor Prison is punishment for his feelings. He also cited the separation from the pupil as ‘torture’ and insisted a ban on contact with her breaches his human rights.
The letter, which is the first time Forrest has made contact with anyone outside of his family, read, “The reason why contact is so vital to us is because of the support and stability our relationship gives our lives.
“She is the most remarkable person I have ever met and the strength she continues to show is nothing short of amazing. I will not abandon her.”
Forrest was moved from Ashfield Prison in Bristol earlier this week after he was banned from reading letters from the girl, which it is claimed showed she still wanted to be with him.
The teacher was jailed for five-and-a-half years at Lewes Crown Court last year for child abduction and sexual activity with a child.