Police officers reported that the teacher, who is 35 years old, had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Both cannot be named for legal reasons. According to police officers, on Oct. 18, the female teacher had intercourse with the student inside her car in a car park at Yeongdeungpo station, approximately at noon.
The teacher had been hired as a short-term teacher, before being appointed as a homeroom teacher. The teacher is married with a child around the same age as the student.
The student’s parents contacted the police after discovering messages on their son’s mobile phone.
Police officers in Gangseo-gu said the teacher will not face any legal punishment, as the student agreed to the sex. No money was involved.
A source close to the police said, “Current law indicates even if there is no money involved, if a child is younger than 13, the suspect will face legal punishment. However, in this case, the student is 15 years old. Also, the teacher and student agreed they have emotional feelings for one another. Therefore, the suspect will not face any punishment.”
The middle school said they will dismiss the teacher as her behavior and relationship with the student is considered immoral.