Saturday, 27 June 2015
Head teacher imprisoned for having sex with two boys
"The teacher, who was once celebrated for her "visionary leadership", had sex with the schoolchildren, aged 13 and 15, over a three-year-period, a jury found on Tuesday."
"One of her victims described her in court as a "disgusting sexual monster".
"The 55-year-old's glittering career, which saw her become a national leader in education, came to an abrupt halt in 2012 after her younger victim wrote an email to her school outlining the abuse that he and the second child had suffered 25 years earlier."
"Now a father himself, he said he was "sickened" by Lakey's claims that she always put the interests of young people first."
"His email led to her suspension as chief executive of the Durham Federation of Schools - but as police began to investigate, Lakey called the victim and tried to persuade him to lie to detectives...."
"Lakey, a mother-of-one who married three times, from Stanley, County Durham, was called "visionary" by the Government and described as "inspiring" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the chief inspector of education, after her school Fyndoune Community College in Sacriston, went from "failing" to "outstanding".