A school teacher groomed and sexually abused a bullied teenage girl, schemed to become her guardian then married and had children with her before his crimes were revealed when their relationship broke down.
Despite the illicit relationship, the man continued his teaching career for more than a decade before the allegations of abuse surfaced, and he was deregistered in 2019.
The man, 42, who cannot be identified to protect his victim and children, pleaded guilty to indecent treatment and maintaining a relationship with a child in the Brisbane District Court on Friday.
The teacher had been hired at the school in 2008 when the pair met.
The vulnerable teen had been fighting with family and was being bullied at school when she turned to the…