A 37-year-old high-school teacher who manipulated a Year 12 student into 'rough sex' during which she was crying and injured has been banned from classrooms for eight years.
The film and television studies teacher sent the 17-year-old girl violent pornographic material and had sex with her multiple times, including at her home and in his car.
The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found it was the worst case of misconduct they had seen and said in their judgement that the teacher showed no remorse for his degradation of the vulnerable student which emotionally crippled her, resulting in her self-harming.
The girl felt isolated from her peers and teachers after he got her in trouble for telling someone he had kissed her. After that she was vulnerable to exploitation (stock picture)
The Film and Television teacher had been directing a play in which the student had a leading role in 2008, when he began driving the girl and a fellow pupil home after late night rehearsals, a Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal judgement reveals.
One night, the teacher - given the pseudonym RGK to protect the identity of his victim - kissed her on the mouth in his car.
The girl, who admired and respected her teacher, told another student who reported the incident to staff.
RGK was angry at the girl and rang and texted her saying: 'What have you done?'.
When the school investigated, both the girl and the teacher denied anything had happened.
After this incident, the girl felt isolated from her peers and teachers, the judgement said. She was then vulnerable for exploitation.
'RGK manipulated the student, knowing her desire to know about the field of work of acting, and having reference to his past acting experience and training. He played on her youth, family circumstances, and lack of life experience, and therefore her vulnerability,' the judgement said.
A few weeks later, during the production of the play, the teacher pushed her up against a wall and kissed her on the mouth.
The student did not tell anybody and the inappropriate behaviour progressed to the teacher having sexual intercourse with her.
The traumatised girl began harming herself.
Over the next six months the teacher had sex with her multiple times including in his car, at his home and during the