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Teacher found guilty of having sex with a girl inside classroom and telling her to keep it a secret

A public school teacher who begged his teenage student for oral sex called her a ‘drama queen’ after charges were laid against him.

Stuart Robert Van Dyken, 51, is facing eight years in jail after being found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a student at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court on Friday.

Van Dyken maintained he was innocent throughout proceedings, accusing his victim of having made up the charges because he gave her a bad grade.    

Stuart Robert Van Dyken, 51, is facing eight years in jail after being found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a student at Sydney's Downing Centre District Court on Friday

Stuart Robert Van Dyken, 51, is facing eight years in jail after being found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a student at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court on Friday

The 51-year-old was charged with having sexual intercourse with a child under his care after an incident in 2018.

The court heard Van Dyken had asked the schoolgirl to give him oral sex ‘right now’ and asked her to meet her in an empty classroom, reported the Daily Telegraph. 

After meeting her teacher the girl described feeling pressured to perform but after unbuttoning his pants told him she couldn’t do it.

But she said she was unable to escape as he was standing between her and the doorway. 

When it was over, the court heard Van Dyken pleaded for her to keep his secret so his life wouldn’t be destroyed.    

A public school teacher who begged his teenage student for oral sex called her a 'drama queen' after charges were laid against him (stock image)

A public school teacher who begged his teenage student for oral sex called her a ‘drama queen’ after charges were laid against him (stock image)

‘My life’s in your hands. I have children, I won’t be able to see them. My job’s in your hands,’ he said,

‘You can’t tell anything about this to anyone.’ 

He was also accused of other inappropriate behaviour in class, including creating a ‘sexualised environment’, making suggestive jokes and even commenting on the size of a student’s breasts. 

Police also found photos of the girl in a locked app on his phone that only he knew the code for. 

Van Dyken maintained his innocence throughout proceedings, accusing his student of having made up the charges because he gave her a bad grade (stock image)

Van Dyken maintained his innocence throughout proceedings, accusing his student of having made up the charges because he gave her a bad grade (stock image)

Van Dyken denied every allegation against him as the trial progressed, but Judge Penelope Hock dismissed his defence after ruling he was an unreliable witness.

The teacher stated he had met the girl in the classroom alone but it was because he was helping her with an assignment.

He said the victim was ‘delusional’ and called her a ‘drama queen’ who had made up the accusations because had given her a bad mark on an assignment.    

Van Dyken will be sentenced on July 24. 

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